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Recent Studies Show That Psychedelic Drugs Are Not Bad For Mental Health — But Alcohol Is

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It is a matter of provable fact that psychedelics are the safest compounds within the modern drug culture. The strongest hallucinogen known to man dimethyltryptamine is actually less damaging to the human body than America’s favorite fix, caffeine.

Many substances that are deeply embedded in American culture such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or pharmaceutical narcotics are in fact toxins, while psychedelic compounds are actually physically benign and many times already occur naturally in human chemistry. What this means is that the chemicals which make psychedelics do what they do are actually naturally occurring compounds that are chemically suited for your body.

Study after study confirms the safety and natural composition of these substances, yet psychedelics are vilified in our media, politics and other cultural institutions. This massive public smear campaign exists because the establishment fears the impact that psychedelics would have on their control structure.

You see, these drugs are not dangerous to the individual or the community, but they make us seek our own answers about the world around us, instead of swallowing the line of garbage that we have been fed by the establishment. Psychedelics will break down the personal ego and cultural barriers that our society has corrupted us with and will make negative cultural norms such as war, poverty and oppression seem completely insane. This kind of social clarity could be very dangerous for the establishment and their control system, which is why they insist that these substances are bad and cannot be introduced into society.

A recent study conducted by the Research Council of Norway has found that psychedelics do not have any long-term negative effects on mental health.

According to the study:

A recent large population study of 130,000 adults in the United States failed to find evidence for a link between psychedelic use (lysergic acid diethylamide, psilocybin or mescaline) and mental health problems. Using a new data set consisting of 135,095 randomly selected United States adults, including 19,299 psychedelic users, we examine the associations between psychedelic use and mental health. After adjusting for sociodemographics, other drug use and childhood depression, we found no significant associations between lifetime use of psychedelics and increased likelihood of past year serious psychological distress, mental health treatment, suicidal thoughts, suicidal plans and suicide attempt, depression and anxiety.

We failed to find evidence that psychedelic use is an independent risk factor for mental health problems. Psychedelics are not known to harm the brain or other body organs or to cause addiction or compulsive use; serious adverse events involving psychedelics are extremely rare. Overall, it is difficult to see how prohibition of psychedelics can be justified as a public health measure.

The study went on to point out that, “drug abuse experts consistently rank LSD and/or psilocybin mushrooms as much less harmful to the individual user and to society compared to alcohol and other controlled substances.”

Another study published in 2010 linked alcohol abuse to suicide and depression.

The government isn’t against all drugs, they shove drugs down your throat every day through your food, alcohol, and prescriptions. What the government is against is people thinking about the world differently and questioning the authority that they have been trained to live under. Psychedelics can catalyze this thought process, and it is for this reason that the American government took quick action to make these substances illegal and to vilify them in the public arena.

These psychedelic compounds are so important that we cannot let them be suppressed in the extreme manner that we see in western culture. Psychedelics offer us a glimpse into the final frontier of humanity, the consciousness. With these substances, we can explore the human imagination for profound insight that will help us in our own personal lives and the bigger picture as well. We must push for new legitimate scientific research into the therapeutic uses for these drugs. These studies will prove, as they have in the past, that psychedelic compounds have many medical and spiritual uses that are necessary for our species to continue the evolution of our consciousness.


John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work, he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

  • Have you ever tried psychedelics? (Y) + Comment. Tell us about your experience.

    • In order for me to tell you I’ll need to see and talk to you face to face because typing it won’t do the experience justice.

    • absolutely mind expanding…if you didnt have colour dreams before,you will have afterwards

    • I hate this hippy nonsense. These drugs can be extremely dangerous to your mental health. I don’t do anything anymore but as a young guy between the ages of 18 -21 ish I had lots of these kinds of drugs – as did my friends – and I guarantee you that psychedelics can be very dangerous to a person’s mental health. Even if you’ve had lots and been fine, one day something bad can happen and it can takes years and years to have a normal life again.

  • Have you ever tried psychedelics? (Y) + Comment. Tell us about your experience.

    • In order for me to tell you I’ll need to see and talk to you face to face because typing it won’t do the experience justice.

    • absolutely mind expanding…if you didnt have colour dreams before,you will have afterwards

    • I hate this hippy nonsense. These drugs can be extremely dangerous to your mental health. I don’t do anything anymore but as a young guy between the ages of 18 -21 ish I had lots of these kinds of drugs – as did my friends – and I guarantee you that psychedelics can be very dangerous to a person’s mental health. Even if you’ve had lots and been fine, one day something bad can happen and it can takes years and years to have a normal life again.

  • Ruby Dechambeaux Tim Cambria

  • Ruby Dechambeaux Tim Cambria

  • This page is full of drug addicts. It all makes sense now.

    • so you`ve never taken any sugar,coffee, paracetamol, antibiotics? or did you just mean the untaxed drugs?

    • Sugar is psychedelic? lol

    • Never heard of a psychedelic addict

    • Mike your a small minded idiot

  • This page is full of drug addicts. It all makes sense now.

    • so you`ve never taken any sugar,coffee, paracetamol, antibiotics? or did you just mean the untaxed drugs?

    • Sugar is psychedelic? lol

    • Never heard of a psychedelic addict

    • Mike your a small minded idiot

  • I suffer from depression at times, a good dose of mushrooms, or lsd sets me straight for a good while, i still like my beer too though

    • Same!

    • I did some only last month, was having a really bad time for a couple of months, even took anti/d`s for a couple of months, but stopped them a day after the trip and still feeling pretty damn good in comparison 🙂 so will be doing the same again, fuck the doc`s scripts, they made me feel worse for the whole time I was on them

  • I suffer from depression at times, a good dose of mushrooms, or lsd sets me straight for a good while, i still like my beer too though

    • Same!

    • I did some only last month, was having a really bad time for a couple of months, even took anti/d`s for a couple of months, but stopped them a day after the trip and still feeling pretty damn good in comparison 🙂 so will be doing the same again, fuck the doc`s scripts, they made me feel worse for the whole time I was on them

  • I like this study. Can I be a guinea pig for the next study?

  • I like this study. Can I be a guinea pig for the next study?

  • I have been a lifelong user of psychedelics; lsd, mushrooms, and recently dmt. I used to take them to get as fucked up as possible but over time I began to realize the therapeutic elements they possess. Unconditionally I would say that they have madee a more thoughtful and introspective person and have really helped me understand and curb my alcoholism. Don’t believe the Art Linkletter/ MK Ultra fear machine, if you feel like they may be right for you than it’s worth a shot, I truly believe in my heart of hearts that they are safe, and like I said, I’ve been tripping regularly for almost 25 years.

  • I have been a lifelong user of psychedelics; lsd, mushrooms, and recently dmt. I used to take them to get as fucked up as possible but over time I began to realize the therapeutic elements they possess. Unconditionally I would say that they have madee a more thoughtful and introspective person and have really helped me understand and curb my alcoholism. Don’t believe the Art Linkletter/ MK Ultra fear machine, if you feel like they may be right for you than it’s worth a shot, I truly believe in my heart of hearts that they are safe, and like I said, I’ve been tripping regularly for almost 25 years.

  • This shit to me is just common sense . People are just to conditioned to believe otherwise

  • This shit to me is just common sense . People are just to conditioned to believe otherwise

  • Better have a healthy liver and kidneys!

    • Mine are as healthy as the can be at 45, been screened very recently and I`ve done shit loads of drugs in my life, not advocating it, but lsd/mushrooms ect will not poison you

    • Pretty much in the same boat, Mark. I’ve got you by 20 years. Done ’em all and still kickin’.

  • Better have a healthy liver and kidneys!

    • Mine are as healthy as the can be at 45, been screened very recently and I`ve done shit loads of drugs in my life, not advocating it, but lsd/mushrooms ect will not poison you

    • Pretty much in the same boat, Mark. I’ve got you by 20 years. Done ’em all and still kickin’.

  • Person with awekaning consciousness anyway ask questions there are many spiritual way to awekaning consciousness not only psychedelics drugs…never into it but whatever I have read its effect is not permanent as opposed to one who follow pure spiritual ways…

    • Indeed, I have awakened without any currently, but I will say my past experience many years ago with psychedelics is a factor in the process.

    • It requires spiritual ways in order to be permenant, both are good.

    • My awakening started the first time I smoked weed. It unlocked a part of my brain that seemed to be closed off. It all fell into place after that.

    • A simple pranayama is helpfully to unlock the brain cells what we called sub conscious mind….more intake of prana (cosmic energy) helps to unlock the brain and helps increase in consciousness…

    • I believe awakening is a never ending process – consciousness is infinite. I cannot say, I am awake. I am in a perpetual process of awakening. We all are (at our own unique pace).

    • The most spiritual are the people who can enter a certain state without certain chemicals in their body.

  • Person with awekaning consciousness anyway ask questions there are many spiritual way to awekaning consciousness not only psychedelics drugs…never into it but whatever I have read its effect is not permanent as opposed to one who follow pure spiritual ways…

    • Indeed, I have awakened without any currently, but I will say my past experience many years ago with psychedelics is a factor in the process.

    • It requires spiritual ways in order to be permenant, both are good.

    • My awakening started the first time I smoked weed. It unlocked a part of my brain that seemed to be closed off. It all fell into place after that.

    • A simple pranayama is helpfully to unlock the brain cells what we called sub conscious mind….more intake of prana (cosmic energy) helps to unlock the brain and helps increase in consciousness…

    • I believe awakening is a never ending process – consciousness is infinite. I cannot say, I am awake. I am in a perpetual process of awakening. We all are (at our own unique pace).

    • The most spiritual are the people who can enter a certain state without certain chemicals in their body.

  • We live in a society that allows only thought suppressants.

  • We live in a society that allows only thought suppressants.

  • Psychedelic drugs have messed up so many lives. You don’t need drugs to understand the world.

    • You want to name some friends? here you go: Frank took LSD, hugely regrets it.

    • What about the natural ones mushrooms n tree ? Lots of benifts to be had no lives ruined lol

    • If you think it’s harmless that’s up to you. I would say, It’s not the high you need to worry about the low afterwards. The ‘solidifying’ effect on ones mind.

    • I think it all depends on the person. People die from eating too much fat and sugar because they can’t put the fork down. Same applies to alcohol and other drugs I think. It all depends on the person.

    • Let’s see you scientific study, oh wait. You don’t have one.

    • Lol there’s no low afterward what comes after is called the destruction of the ego and decalcification of your pineal gland

    • It should be your choice to put what you want in your body. I personally despise anything that can provoke a euphoric state, but that’s just me and my life.

  • Psychedelic drugs have messed up so many lives. You don’t need drugs to understand the world.

    • You want to name some friends? here you go: Frank took LSD, hugely regrets it.

    • What about the natural ones mushrooms n tree ? Lots of benifts to be had no lives ruined lol

    • If you think it’s harmless that’s up to you. I would say, It’s not the high you need to worry about the low afterwards. The ‘solidifying’ effect on ones mind.

    • I think it all depends on the person. People die from eating too much fat and sugar because they can’t put the fork down. Same applies to alcohol and other drugs I think. It all depends on the person.

    • Let’s see you scientific study, oh wait. You don’t have one.

    • Lol there’s no low afterward what comes after is called the destruction of the ego and decalcification of your pineal gland

    • It should be your choice to put what you want in your body. I personally despise anything that can provoke a euphoric state, but that’s just me and my life.

  • Tyler truth

  • Tyler truth

  • Early 70’s, It completely changed the way I saw reality. I was in my first year of college and dropped out. “tune in, turn on and drop out!” The long and winding road, 45 years later, I spiral back! Engage!

  • Early 70’s, It completely changed the way I saw reality. I was in my first year of college and dropped out. “tune in, turn on and drop out!” The long and winding road, 45 years later, I spiral back! Engage!

  • I’ve always felt the psychedelic experience did me a world of good. Went in as an angry young man, came out a bit less angry and a lot more in synch with my surroundings.

  • I’ve always felt the psychedelic experience did me a world of good. Went in as an angry young man, came out a bit less angry and a lot more in synch with my surroundings.

  • Most people have a religious experience while doing psychedelics. I have done them a few times and thought about or someone with me brought up God and religion each time. This did not make me a religious person though.

  • Most people have a religious experience while doing psychedelics. I have done them a few times and thought about or someone with me brought up God and religion each time. This did not make me a religious person though.

  • Natural Organic Gooood, Synthetics Baaaaaad.

  • Natural Organic Gooood, Synthetics Baaaaaad.

  • Rob Heubel:)

  • Rob Heubel:)

  • This study does not surprise me. The push for mental health to strip away rights, the fact that most mental hospitals consisted of many patients who became vegetables from bad trips or pills & others never came down, the fact that the NIH is constantly granting “regulatory” labs to create science that fits their agenda…

  • This study does not surprise me. The push for mental health to strip away rights, the fact that most mental hospitals consisted of many patients who became vegetables from bad trips or pills & others never came down, the fact that the NIH is constantly granting “regulatory” labs to create science that fits their agenda…

  • I’ve fine allot of psychedelics and always had a good experience

  • I’ve fine allot of psychedelics and always had a good experience

  • I knew that 45 years ago.

  • I knew that 45 years ago.

  • Computers, the Internet and Social Media — is this a facilitator of people thinking differently and questioning authority? So much for banning psychedelic drugs.

  • Computers, the Internet and Social Media — is this a facilitator of people thinking differently and questioning authority? So much for banning psychedelic drugs.

  • the 5 hours of television a day that the average American watches is probably not so great for mental health either…but, like alcohol, it’s legal…

  • the 5 hours of television a day that the average American watches is probably not so great for mental health either…but, like alcohol, it’s legal…

  • I don’t get people who say “oh it grows naturally so therefore it can’t be bad for you”. Come back to me after you smoke or ingest ricin and tell me again how everything natural is safe to put inside your system.

  • I don’t get people who say “oh it grows naturally so therefore it can’t be bad for you”. Come back to me after you smoke or ingest ricin and tell me again how everything natural is safe to put inside your system.

  • Now you tell me!

  • Now you tell me!

  • makes sense

  • makes sense

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  • (Y)

  • SAD BUT TRUE!

  • SAD BUT TRUE!

  • Vinay Jain

  • Vinay Jain

  • Xerxes Bharda

  • Xerxes Bharda

  • i would suggest saying away from driving, though.

  • i would suggest saying away from driving, though.

  • Look ! You need to stop spreading this stuff. We cannot afford for people to be thinking for themselves, We cant have people waking up and speaking their minds !
    All of this is bad for business!

  • Look ! You need to stop spreading this stuff. We cannot afford for people to be thinking for themselves, We cant have people waking up and speaking their minds !
    All of this is bad for business!

  • Which is exactly why phychedelics promote psychotic breaks and have been known to cause many suicides, homicides and fatal accidents..look, no mind altering substances are good for people..we just continue to try to justify making them legal for easy profit..we just did marijuana here in Oregon and our crime rate involving that has skyrocketed..maybe you can get the gangs to kill over LSD, angel dust, mushrooms etc next so that they can be legalized also..

  • Which is exactly why phychedelics promote psychotic breaks and have been known to cause many suicides, homicides and fatal accidents..look, no mind altering substances are good for people..we just continue to try to justify making them legal for easy profit..we just did marijuana here in Oregon and our crime rate involving that has skyrocketed..maybe you can get the gangs to kill over LSD, angel dust, mushrooms etc next so that they can be legalized also..

  • Bad post.

  • Bad post.

  • I smoke weed because it is safer than opioid painkillers

  • I smoke weed because it is safer than opioid painkillers

  • Do 2 many of them over a period of time n yes they r

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