by PETER DOCKRILL A teenager who accidentally ingested 10 times the normal recreational dose of LSD. A 26-year-old who overdosed on the same drug, not knowing she was pregnant. A woman who took 550 LSD doses all at once, mistaking it for another drug entirely. These exceptional and alarming stories of massive LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) overdoses that happened to real people are all detailed in a new study, seeking to understand the medical effects of extremely high dosages of psychedelics in recreational settings. Why do scientists want to know these things? In recent years, renewed interest in the use of … Continue reading A Woman Accidentally Took 550 Times The Normal LSD Dose, Case Report Details
Drinking doesn’t have to sabotage your health goals, if you do it right. Tossing back a tequila shot or downing a Moscow mule aren’t habits likely to top nutritionists’ tricks to lose weight or get fit. Some research says no amount of alcohol, even in moderation, is healthy for the mind or body. But a drink or two every few days doesn’t have to sabotage your health goals, whether they are to lighten up or protect your heart. Inverse put different types of booze head-to-head to see which drinks get a (relative) green light and which to avoid. Cheers! GO FOR SPIRITS TO SHED POUNDS … Continue reading THE BEST WAY TO GET DRUNK ON A DIET, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE
by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times “If we had to make a bad drug legal, the worst choice was alcohol.” ~ Jordan Peterson The negative impact that alcohol has on society is staggering, but with growing demand for legal access to mind-expanding and therapeutic recreational drugs like cannabis and psychedelics, more people are exploring life without alcohol. But so many of us have an insanely difficult time walking away from it and not looking back. And it’s no wonder. Booze is deeply embedded into our culture and practically ubiquitous now. Not only that, we live in one of the most stressful, anxiety-inducing times in … Continue reading JORDAN PETERSON SHARES A POWERFUL PERSPECTIVE ON ALCOHOL ADDICTION AND HOW TO BEAT IT
by Aaron Kesel, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times Several companies that are developing medical treatments from psychedelic drugs like LSD, ketamine, and psilocybin—the active ingredient in magic mushrooms—are getting ready to list on Canadian stock exchanges. One of those companies, Mind Medicine Inc., has been involved in clinical trials of psychedelic-based drugs and aims to list on Toronto’s NEO Exchange by the first week of March, JR Rahn, the company’s co-founder and co-chief executive officer, told Bloomberg. “Our ambition is to be one of the first publicly listed neuro-pharmaceutical companies developing psychedelic medicines,” Rahn said in an interview. And Mind Med Inc. isn’t … Continue reading MOVE OVER, MARIJUANA: PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS COULD BE THE NEXT BIG THING
By Emily Reynolds Emotions have a powerful part to play in both our behavioural choices and our health. Experiencing a range of positive emotions has been associated with lower levels of inflammation, for example, and emotional control has even been linked to higher performance in sportspeople. Negative emotions, too, can have a serious impact on behaviour: research has investigated the emotional triggers of self-harm, for instance. Now new research from Charles Dorison and colleagues at Harvard University, published in PNAS, has looked at the role of negative emotions in addiction. Though some theories say negative mood in general is associated with problematic substance use, the study … Continue reading Can’t Quit Smoking? It Might Be To Do With How Sad You Are
Forthcoming Phase II trials with ibogaine aim to find out. by Derek Beres “Fun Guy” a psilocybin mushroom grower holding a Hawaiian psilocybin mushroom he has harvested to collect spoors May 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.Photo by Joe Amon/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Pharmacology professor Richard J. Miller is hopeful for the resurgence in clinical studies of psychedelics. Ibogaine, used in France for decades, is making a comeback in potentially helping curb addiction and treat pain. Psychedelics were deemed illegal for political and not medical reasons, an error we are reinvestigating. With all the hype regarding the potential … Continue reading Can psychedelics help treat pain?
Tips and advice on going sober temporarily or for good. by ABIGAIL MALBON Thinking of going sober in 2020? If the thought of drinking throughout 2020 is too much, you’re not alone. According to an NHS health survey, in England in 2018, 82% of adults drank alcohol in the past 12 months, with 49% of adults drinking at least once a week – but more of us are deciding to quit alcohol than ever before. A recent investigation found that rates of non-drinking increased from 18% in 2005 to 29% in 2015, and the number is growing fast. Celebrities such as Elsa Hosk, Lucy Hale and Jada Pinkett … Continue reading How to stop drinking alcohol