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A CLOSER LOOK AT NEW STUDIES ON THE THERAPEUTIC USE OF PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS

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Despite the fact that these drugs are listed as Schedule-I substances (potentially harmful and addictive), psychedelic drugs have been the subject of studies conducted by psychologists and researchers for decades. Interestingly, scientists have mainly focused on the use of drugs like LSD and psilocybin (magic mushrooms) for drug-assisted therapy, particularly for patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. While research has attempted to promote benefits, however, the public still holds firm to antagonistic perspectives toward these drugs, and for good reason. Nevertheless, a new study conducted by researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States could change the frontier. Let’s take a closer look at new studies on the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs.

Promoting Positivity

Overall, what makes psychedelics so tricky is the simple fact that these substances are unpredictable, as any past user or experimenter would know. However, to address this problem, scientists have developed a system for reading acute and long-term responses and, as part of an experiment, invited 650 individuals to partake as test subjects. Overall, the system comprises a progressive study, as data is collected during the progression of the experiment.

Tripping Anatomy

So, how did the team of U.S. and UK scientists determine the effectiveness of psychedelics? First and most importantly, the group considered aspects of “psychedelic anatomy,” to see if any aspect of a “tripping” experience resulted in positive or negative reactions and analyzed test subjects’ mental attitudes. Second, the team considered why the subjects took the drug. Last but not least, the scientists analyzed the environment in which the tests took place.

As a result, two hypotheses were formed. One, the psychedelic contribution would increase a person’s well-being in the long run. Two, the nature of the experience (bad or good) would determine how powerful the change in behavior would be.

Healing the Mind

Interestingly, scientists discovered that, even in the healthiest of individuals, psychedelic drugs increase a sense of well-being and mental stability, making these substances “anomalies” in the drug lineup. Even more remarkable, people who had no prior experience with these substances experienced more mental clarity than individuals who had taken the drugs before. Finally, the researchers concluded that a mystical “trip” (spiritual experience) contributed to happiness.

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