Psychedelics linked to better mental health

The study of more than 190,000 US adults found that people who used psychedelics were 36% less likely to have attempted suicide in the past year than those who had never used the drugs, and that they were significantly less likely to report suicidal thinking or planning.

“Our general societal impression of these drugs is they make people go crazy or are associated with psychological harm but our data point to the potential psychological benefits from these drugs,” study author Matthew Johnson, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Almost 14% (27,000) of the participants had used “classic psychedelics” in their life, which included DMT, ayahuasca, LSD, mescaline, peyote and psilocybin. 

The study authors

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