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7 myths about psychedelic drugs like LSD that are doing more harm than good

“What we do know is that psychedelics have a fundamentally different effect on the brain than highly addictive drugs like alcohol, nicotine, or cocaine.”

Cocaine, for example, is thought to elicit a deep, euphoric sensation by temporarily flooding the brain’s reward and motivation centers, which in some people can trigger a cycle of reinforcement and addiction. On the other hand, psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms, appears to fundamentally alter the infrastructure of the brain’s prefrontal cortex and change how information in this area of the brain is exchanged. Some research suggests that this could actually help, rather than harm, some people.

Original Article (Business Insider):
7 myths about psychedelic drugs like LSD that are doing more harm than good
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