Psychedelic Science: The surge in psychiatric research using hallucinogens

There’s been a exciting resurgence of research on benefits of psychedelic drugs. It’s opening the door for much more tolerant and accepting drug policy. It might be slow moving, but considering it’s been stagnant since the 1906’s, any movement is a welcome change of pace.

“Research into the therapeutic potential of illegal “psychedelic” drugs to treat an assortment of mainstream mental health conditions is undergoing a modern-day renaissance.

A host of published studies in the field is showing promise for psychedelics, such as psilocybin — the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms” — to help treat alcoholism, depression, drug addiction and severe anxiety caused by serious or terminal illness.” READ MORE…

 

http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/05/19/44178/psychedelic-science-the-surge-in-psychiatric-resea/

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