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The brain on LSD revealed: first scans show how the drug affects the brain


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"This experience is sometimes framed in a religious or spiritual way - and seems to be associated with improvements in well-being after the drug's effects have subsided."

 

Yes, I think we can all agree that if there's one thing that's improved since taking drugs, it's our well being. 

 

All joking aside, I think this is going to be an interesting time in science as drugs are administered in an attempt to heal mental illness. I think a big reason why a lot of us are here is because the drugs we received probably weren't manufactured professionally or we took an ill-advised amount or combination of other drugs. I much more trust drugs in the hands of actual scientists, however I do think there's quite a bit of disregard for people who've had altered senses of consciousness from the past that were traumatizing -- instances they may not be aware of given the nature of trauma and that could be reactivated with the help of LSD and other drugs. I guess I just think as a society we still love to buy into this idea that drugs are the key to "freeing your mind," which I happen to think is complete crap. There are lots of people, as we all well know, who simply cannot tolerate drugs and would be much better off having never touched them. 

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These guys have a clear pro-lsd/mdma agenda (and alot of anecdotal evidence shows that it can be very effective for things like PTSD).... But they seem to be very reluctant to purposefully look for dangerous side effects (like hppd).

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