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Tripping your way to sobriety

Erika Dyck, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, Canada, researches and teaches the history of medicine.

Recently, she studied a series of LSD tests of alcohol-addicted patients carried out in the 1960s in Saskatchewan. The tests were done by British psychiatrists Humphrey Osmond and John Smythies.

She told ABC News that two-thirds of the alcoholics stopped drinking for at least 18 months after receiving one dose of LSD, compared to 25 percent who stopped after group therapy, and 12 percent after individual therapy.

According to Dyck, even Alcoholics Anonymous endorses the LSD research.

Read more here.

Posted by Cynthia on October 16, 2006 at 03:49 PM in AA Research, Addiction, Alcoholism, LSD | Permalink