Research Finds Alcohol Worse For Mental Health than Psychedelic

Psychedelics do not affect mental health and do not provoke suicidal behavior, as was previously thought, according to a study by the Research Council of Norway. A separate study in the United States, which involved more than 130,000 adults, found “no evidence that psychedelic use is an independent risk factor for mental disorders.”

19 299 of 135 095 randomly selected people used either lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin or mescaline. The study found no references to “the increased likelihood of serious psychological stress last year, mental health treatment, suicidal thoughts, suicidal plans and suicide attempts, depression and anxiety.”

The general conclusion of the study was: “It is difficult to understand how banning psychedelics can be justified as a measure of public health.”

Apparently, a number of psychedelic drugs do not pose a serious health risk, as was believed in the past. In fact, they are often the most useful drugs to overcome addiction.

On the other hand, there is a close relationship between alcohol dependence and suicide.

The US National Library of Medicine stated: “Alcohol abuse can lead to suicide through disinhibition, impulsiveness and disregard, but it can also be used as a means to relieve the suffering associated with committing suicide.”

In the video below, an outstanding author, Sam Harris, tells in detail about the influence of some psychedelic drugs:


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