Psychedelic Drugs Less Harmful Than Alcohol, New Study Suggests

March 9, 2015 12:47 PM

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A pioneering study has reached the conclusion that psychedelic drugs may not in fact have a detrimental impact on a person’s mental health after all. A team set out to investigate the conclusion reached by a prior study carried out at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, which suggested that the recreational use of psychedelic drugs could open a person to increase risk of anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts.

For the latest study, a team carried out a survey involving over 130,000 people chosen at random and with a generally good overall state of mental health. The project was carried out by neuroscientist Teri Krebs and clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen, who incorporated 19,000 individuals with a...

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