Psilocybin Reasearch and Mental Health
The Magic in Mushrooms
We have had quite a few hubs on Marijuana and some on drugs in general but I would like to get your responses on this;
Recent research has shown that taking Psilocybin,the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is more effective than therapy or other drugs for treatment of a variety of mental disorders and that I single "trip" can be more beneficial than as much as 20 hours of one on one therapy with a psychologist or psychiatrist.
I happened to read about this in Scientific American and I found it interesting because of my own experience with the drug, along with mescaline and LSD.
To begin with I will say that I am a "child of the 60s & 70s California" and for better or worse I have probably taken all of the drugs you might attribute to those times. I didn't care for LSD I only took it 3 times and only 1 by choice. It was an enlightening experience but a bit over the top for me. I never had a "bad trip" but still not for me.
I did like and used numerous times both mescaline and Psilocybin and both were very enjoyable. And while we are talking drugs I smoked pot, hash and opium with no ill effect.
I stayed away from the chemical drugs like speed and heroin.
The only drugs I was ever addicted to were prescription drug, under the "care" of doctors following a bad accident.
I will say that people who have experienced psychedelic drugs have seen the world and life in ways that can not be explained or passed onto those who have not. For myself and those I know it wasn't a bad thing with one exception, one friend who had a bad experience / bad trip.
But my question is; Do you, after reading about the benefits, support the use of Psilocybin or other psychedelic drugs? I'm also curious if anyone else here has tried these things and what kind of experience did you have. Also, if you have, do you agree that they are enlightening? Finally would you try this kind of treatment under supervision of a qualified doctor.