Justin Benson- LSD TERM PAPER

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P a g e | 2 Contents I. Introduction--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 II. History--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 III. The Trip-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5 IV. Psychotherapy----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 V. Medical Treatment of Cluster Headaches-------------------------------------------------------8 VI. LSD and the Future---------------------------------------------------------------------------------9
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| 3 LSD—Tuned In or Dropped Out? “What I have to say can be summed up in six words—tune in, turn on, and drop out.” -Timothy Leary (Barry, 2004 p. 191) I. Introduction Lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD also known as “acid” is a mind altering, psychedelic, hallucinogenic drug. It is derived from lysergic acid called ergot which is a grain fungus found on rye discovered by Swiss alchemist Albert Hofmann. The drug peaked usage during the 1960’s due to the hippie counter culture movement promoted by face marketing through bands such as The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. It was also at one time used in psychotherapy, which yielded promising results for medical treatment. However, due to the increase in social use of the drug, it was trapped in a political blaze that led to the eventual ban of LSD by the United States government in 1968, even for the purposes of research. To this day we still do not know the full potential of LSD; some people say that “Too much of a good thing can be bad.” Well how do we know the same does not pertain to LSD? Studies have shown that LSD has aided in the curing of alcoholism and the cure of cluster headaches, described in medical journals as the most severe pain syndrome known to man comparable to an ice pick slowly and consistently piercing your eye. It has also been shown to cause inmates from diminishing back into a circle of crime upon release and has proven its ability to increase creativity tenfold. I am not trying to argue for the release of LSD to the public for medicinal use because it is still too early in research for such measures. My ambition is to prove to the reader that the beneficial factors of LSD shown thus far are sufficient reasoning for further research with LSD. II. History
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