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Hallucinogens & Mental Health

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on 6 December 2017

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Hallucinogens & Mental Health
Psilocybin
"Magic Mushrooms"
Psychological effects:
- Hallucinations
- Altered perception
- Confusion between fantasy and reality.
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
LSD
During the 1950s and early 1960s LSD was used effectively to treat alcoholism.

These treatments included taking a single dose of LSD and voyaging into an intense self-reflective session that helped patients with dependency achieve a new self-image beyond their disease.
Albert Hoffman, 1943
Ayahuasca
"The Vine of The Soul"
Ayahuasca is commonly brewed into a tea, and it contains a short acting psychotropic substance called N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
Ayahuasca demands the importance of ceremony. In the amazon shamans have used Ayahuasca for thousands of years because of its mental and physical healing properties.
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