Psychology

Study: alcohol is far worse for mental health than psychedelics

“Drug experts consistently rank LSD and psilocybin mushrooms as much less harmful to the individual user and to society compared to alcohol and other controlled substances.” These words from a study by Norway’s Research Council mimic the self-reported effects of psychoactives, as well: Most users report deep or meaningful experiences while using LSD or mushrooms. Though these reports are subjective, they point to something important.

Dr. Krebs, one of the neuroscientists in charge of analyzing data from the study, sees no particular reason, from a public health perspective, why psychedelic substances would be outlawed. The study supports her analysis, showing almost no total cost to society for psychedelic drug use — as opposed to a huge cost for the effects of alcohol, from violence to health care.

Original Article (Healthnut News):
Study: alcohol is far worse for mental health than psychedelics
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