Psychology

The long, hard road to a science of bad drug trips

“If psychedelics are ever going to properly graduate from the lab to the clinic, then we’re going to have to have some science that can explain the underlying mechanisms of the proverbial bad trip.”

The researchers learned that many…were ex-cons and drug addicts who were using LSD to facilitate their recovery. Many of these individuals reported to have found God through the ritual use of LSD. Importantly, not one of… [them]… reported having a bad trip while on acid in the group. For the psychiatrists, this was a perplexing observation. What separated this cohort from those who were being admitted to psychiatric wards after taking the same drug? In other words, what were the contributing factors to a bad trip? ​

Original Article (Motherboard):
The Long, Hard Road to a Science of Bad Drug Trips
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