Anthropology

Psychedelic drugs could reduce the risk of suicide

There are plans at the BC Center for Excellence to start doing some trials with psychedelics.

Elena Argento, a researcher for the BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDs, claims psychedelics could play a significant role in decreasing the risk of suicide in vulnerable groups such as female sex workers. Argento’s research is based on a four-year evaluation on sex workers’ access to health care – conducted by AESHA – which included 800 female sex workers in Vancouver. ‘Potentially some of the sex workers from AESHA will have the opportunity to be enrolled in these trials of using psychedelics for various mental health issues.’

Original Article (Metro):
Psychedelic drugs could reduce the risk of suicide
Artwork Fair Use: Romeo Reidl

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