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Salvia divinorum - hallucinogen effects studied in humans by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 31 Dec 2010 12:00am HopkinsMedicine.org - In what is believed to be the first controlled human study of the effects of salvinorin A, the active ingredient in Salvia divinorum, a controversial new hallucinogen featured widely on YouTube and other internet sites, Jo ... Read on »
Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again by Rossa Forbes Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 12:00am Hot off the press from the New York Times. Talk of coincidences ! Scientists are taking a new look at hallucinogens, which became taboo among regulators after enthusiasts like Timothy Leary promoted them in the 1960s with the slogan “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Now, using rigorous protocols and safeguards, scientists have won permission ... Read on »
Jenkem – A Very Disputed Hallucinogen by pressingtheissue Posted Sun 26 Feb 2012 9:19am Young adults are known for their ridiculous escapades in finding the next cheap high. Some have resorted to snorting nutmeg found in their household spice rack or even snorting recreational bath salts that are not related to soaking in tub. There are however other disturbing and disgusting trends that young adults in the world have [.. ... Read on »
Use of psychedelic drugs l ... by John R. Posted Thu 22 Aug 2013 8:39am Use of psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms 'does NOT increase risk of mental health problems' - and may even help (?) I wonder how well these researchers know the people they describe.  I am surprised that they seem unaware of defensiveness among drug users.  In my observations, users of hallucinogens can be quite defensive abou ... Read on »
Take LSD, stay out of prison? Huge study links psychedelic use to reduced recidivism by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 6:49am Choose you evidence carefully by rocket ship Hmmm. Some pretty breathless reporting of a recent study looking at offenders who are dependent upon hallucinogens. A study of more than 25,000 people under community corrections supervision suggests the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD can keep people out of prison. The research is ... Read on »
Psychedelics Back in the Spotlight by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Aug 2010 3:43pm But will it be any different this time? Two papers on the use of psychedelics for the treatment of mood disorders surfaced last week in the prestigious journals Science and Nature. The articles have garnered a great deal of publicity, especially the results having to do with the effect of ketamine on depression. I cannot preten ... Read on »
Possible role of "psychedelic" drugs in the treatment of depression by Dr. Scott P. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 13 Jun 2012 11:02pm There have been a few recent studies on this possibility, for example, involving drugs such as ketamine. Another drug that has been tested in some preliminary studies is psilocybin. Such ideas, not surprisingly, elicit a diverse set of reactions and opinions, e.g. see for example,  this recent article in Canada's Occupational Health & Safety Maga ... Read on »
Fungi Makes for Fun Guys by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:14am by Leane Scoz Psilocybin mushrooms, a.k.a. shrooms, magic mushrooms, boomers, can be traced back a million years, originating in East Africa. The fungi have been widely eaten by Europeans and Native Americans in Central and South America since the late 18th century. Psychedelic mushrooms eventually made their way to the United States and b ... Read on »
'LSD could be good for you ... by John R. Posted Thu 05 Sep 2013 8:44am 'LSD could be good for you': Hallucinogens 'wrongly linked with mental health problems for years' study says I get the impression that hallucinogen use was/is more of a college-kid thing rather than a working class thing.  In that case the underlying health of the users should be generally good and that may cancel out damage from use of th ... Read on »
Clinical LSD by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Aug 2008 4:15pm “ P sychedelic psychotherapy” makes a comeback “Take a tab of Sunshine and call me in the morning.” No, we haven’t reached that point yet. But there is a growing movement among research scientists to take another look at powerfully psychoactive drugs like LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and ibogaine as treatments for a variety ... Read on »