An investigation carried out by the Department of Neurosciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway, highlights that the hallucinogenic drug called LSD can be very useful in treatments to overcome the alcoholism .
According to information published in News of Science and Technology (NCYT), alcoholism was treated with some degree of success since the 70s.
Currently, researchers Teri Krebs and Pal-Orjan Johansen , they collected the data and made a global analysis of the results. The six trials analyzed included 536 participants, where the majority were males enrolled in alcoholism treatment programs. However, individuals with a history of schizophrenia or psychosis .
Although the dose used and the type of placebo were changed, the researchers determined that the LSD had a beneficial effect in the treatment of abusive use of alcohol .
The above is because the LSD It interacts with a specific type of serotonin receptor in the brain, which can stimulate new connections and open the mind to new perspectives and possibilities. In the next video of the BBC The process is explained:
In principle, the LSD It is not addictive or toxic like other drug , but it has powerful effects on the imagination, perception and memory, which can cause periods of intense anxiety and confusion, or even serious mental trauma.
Krebs and Johansen believe that the treatment has not been implemented because the studies did not have enough patients to reach a reliable conclusion; However, by combining all the results of these tests, the effects of the analysis emerge with sufficient clarity and reliability. drug .
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