Take LSD, stay out of prison? Large study links psychedelic use to reduced recidivism
2014 01 16
It’s good to see a resurgence of interest in psychedelics over the last few years – many promising findings emerged in the 1950s before testing was effectively banned, including the effects of LSD on death row inmates, who went from showing absolutely no remorse for the victims of their crimes to full of regret and desperate to make amends.
Raw Story takes a look at new research into the effects of LSD and psilocybin on criminal behaviour.
A study of more than 25,000 people under community corrections supervision suggests the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD can keep people out of prison.
The research is the first in 40 years to examine whether drugs like LSD and “magic” mushrooms can help reform criminals.
“Our results provide a notable exception to the robust positive link between substance use and criminal behavior,” the researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine wrote in their study, which was published in the January issue of the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
“They add to both the older and emerging body of data indicating beneficial effects of hallucinogen interventions, and run counter to the legal classification as well as popular perception of hallucinogens as categorically harmful substances with no therapeutic potential.”
Psychedelic substances piqued the interest of researchers beginning in the 1950s. Studies indicated that the drugs could be combined with psychotherapy to treat a number of conditions, including alcoholism and drug addiction.
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