Capo Del Bandito: Kumana Wanalaia: And ecstasy was originally used in psychoanalysis to give patients greater empathy.Huh, never tried that. But I did figure out through experimentation that certain strains of marijuana give me a psuedo-sense of empathy (usually my empathy button is in 'off') or at least giving me a way to understand (if not feel) what might be upsetting or exciting to people who weren't me.Got a link thar?
A little googling reveals this page: http://thedea.org/drughistory.htmlcontaining this passage:1977: A friend of Shulgin's, psychologist Leo Zeff, begins to prepare for retirement from his practice. While starting to clean out his office of memorabilia, he invites Shulgin over to see if the chemist would like any of the items. Shulgin, in turn, brings him a gift: A small vial of MDMA, and a suggestion that he might find the material worthwhile. Leo, who was experienced with psychoactive drugs and had used them in his practice for some patients, accepted the gift without committing to whether or not he might try it.Several days later, Shulgin receives a phone call from Leo. He has tried the MDMA. He no longer wants to retire. Instead, he begins to utilize the new drug, first in his own practice, then introducing other therapists to it. The ability of MDMA to help patients overcome emotional barriers was so striking that one psychiatrist dubbed it "penicillin for the soul." When Dr. Zeff passed away years later, his widow estimated that the network of therapists using MDMA had grown to about 4,000.
DerpHerder: I've come to the conclusion that hallucinogens induce extreme paranoia in me. Mushrooms after two successful trips caused me to have a spat of psychosis for two weeks and still to this day bothers me when I think about it. Pretty much turned me off to all 'drugs'.
fusillade762: fluffy2097: Kevin Lomax: I don't know what "enough" acid is but I've never had a flashback. And I did a pretty fair amount in my younger years.I've done enough that I literally lost the plot. Had no idea what was going on in the universe. Pretty epic stuff.No flashbacks./no telling what happens to you when you take fake acid, as it can be any number of chemically similar moleculesLSD is one of the most potent chemicals known to man. There's no way a tiny piece of blotter paper could absorb enough of anything psychoactive, other than acid, to effect you. If the acid were fake it wouldn't do anything. That's also why all those stories about LSD adulterated with strychnine are bullshiat.Also done a ton of it and never had a flashback.
D_Evans45: Flashbacks are not fake. You havent eaten enouch acid if youre refuting their existence. Ive experienced flashbacks personally on several occasions and have close friends and family who have as well.
jj325: Based on my own somewhat extensive studies in the late 70's and early 80's I can totally understand this. In addition to the constant trip smile the drug induced, I always found myself with a refreshed and clear perspective on life the day after
Mad_Radhu: I think once you hit retirement age, you should be able to legally consume whatever drug you want. You only have a few more decades left, so you can't really damage your body much more than Father Time is already doing, and it could make your last decades more fun. Just don't drive near Farmer's Markets and no harm would really be done.
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