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Can Tripping Help you Heal?

Reality of Psychedelics: The use of psychedelics like mushrooms or psilocybin and LSD have long been perceived as a taboo practice. However, the truth is that the danger behind these substances may be more exaggerated than we’ve been told. While I’m not telling you what to believe, certain illegal psychedelics and hallucinogens may be safer than some legal and illegal substances.

Info-Graphic: Levels of harm associated with commonly used and abused substances.

DMT + Depression: The strongest nemesis to depression may be found in the psychedelic DMT. Is it safe and does it work?

Other News: Is Taraji P Henson’s newest endeavor saving the minds of students at HBCU’s? How can we make mushrooms even more healthier than they appear? The brain is often baffling researchers with new material every day but could some of our commonly held conceptions be wrong? Therapy lingo is everywhere these days but what does that actually mean about society? The limits of insurance are all over the place but what happens when it applies to the individual, it depends? In this case it means nothing but trouble for this teen.

Brain Fog

On the vein of “why is tobacco legal,” perhaps a shocking fact that presents itself is that it is both less harmful than alcohol and more harmful the LSD. So basically the logic following this concept is counterintuitive. Cigarettes which are legal are bad, alcohol which is legal and vastly used is worse, yet LSD which is illegal and less commonly used is better than both of the prior substances. When considering mushrooms we see a similar trend, yet it stands in the top quarter of drugs with little harm.

As opposed to both alcohol and tobacco, another interesting fact shown is that mushrooms and LSD actually do not pose addictive threats. Mushrooms and LSD however can be abused in a manner that makes them dangerous. The difference between risky use and less risky use manifests when not involving a ”sober guide.” This entails another party into the drug soiree which monitors and knows how to manage the usage and dosage while it occurs. This promotes the setting of a safer environment.

A major risk which occurs less often, and contrary to popular belief is the “bad trip” experience. This phenomenon is actually more rare than most believe and in truth only volatile depending on the environment one experiments in.

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The Economist

The psychedelics LSD and mushrooms display the lowest rates of harm when positioned against other major drugs. The crux of the matter being two illegal drugs with less lethality or harm than other legal substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis. Neither LSD nor mushrooms exercise any threat of mortality, harm to others or loss of precious possessions.

Compare that to the threats of the former 3 legal drugs and we can clearly see something strange. The question that arises is why do these drugs remain taboo. The main reason being that the studies that relate to these drugs often are archaic, drastic and dated. Though the studies are old, the rhetoric surrounding them has proved to be persistent. These drugs may present more utility for mental disorders. So at the least the reassessment of the effects and applications of these drugs deserves another more comprehensive look.

DMT + Depression

The best new remedy for depression may be a psychedelic with potential for creating a new reality for you. DMT or Dimethyltryptamine works by helping to create new connections in the brain. The reason why it may work better than current treatments such as SSRI’s is because it actually breaks the pathways of certain thought and neuronal processes. With SSRI’s one witnesses the halting of certain pathways, instead of the complete dismantling.

Depression and other mental disorders foster the development of redundant and routine thought patterns. These can be hard to break. There are 3 key concepts that make DMT more effective than other treatments for depression. Firstly, a trip only lasts 20 minutes which makes it easier to prescribe and administer. DMT does not generate tolerance. This means that the body does not develop a systematic limit or minimum for dosage, so dosages can be personalized. Finally, DMT is found naturally in plants, animals, and even the human brain so this may make DMT technically safer.

Other News

Counseling by Taraji: Taraji P. Henson has begun offering mental health sessions at HBCU’s. Here’s what they offer.

Mushroom Superfood: According to The Takeout, there may be a way to make mushrooms even more nutritious than they already are. Here’s the story.

Connectivity in Brain: We are currently and always learning new things about the brain and this info may highlight new contradictions about the motor cortex.

Therapy Speak: Therapy lingo may be making us less empathetic. This story highlights how therapeutic jargon may be causing us rationalize to strictly.

Depressing Insurance: A teen with depression had just found hope and redemption and then insurance cut them off. Presented here.

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