LSD trips for fun?
A LSD session can be therapeutic but during the 1960s and 1970s, the use of LSD/acid, became emblematic of the counterculture movement. The young Americans who became known as “hippies” used LSD as a way to escape reality and look within themselves. This was not just about seeking altered states of consciousness, but also about having fun and enjoying the psychedelic experience.
Hippies embraced LSD’s mind-expanding properties and it influenced much of Western culture, from art to literature to music. Music was never the same after Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix dropped acid. Whole genres have since flagged their debt to mind-altering substances: psychedelic rock, psytrance, acid house… the latter hailing from that other spike in psych: 80s and 90s rave culture.
Before the ban of LSD
LSD, was first synthesized in 1938 and its psychedelic properties were discovered in 1943. Throughout the 1950s, the potential therapeutic effects of LSD were studied in the United States and in Europe. This was a time of great interest and optimism about the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic substances.
However, after the Controlled Substances Act became law in 1970, the main agency providing grants for research on psychedelics, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stopped funding studies into their therapeutic potential. At the same time, getting approval from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to possess some of the drug, even for preclinical studies, became nearly impossible to obtain. As a result, research into the therapeutic uses of psychedelics including LSD stopped abruptly.
LSD is back for therapeutic sessions!
Despite the setback because of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, there is a renewed interest in psychedelic therapy today. Ongoing research is examining proposed psychedelic therapies for conditions including major depressive disorder, anxiety and depression linked to terminal illness, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The United States Food and Drug Administration has granted “breakthrough therapy” status to psilocybin therapy (for treatment-resistant depression and major depressive disorder) and MDMA therapy (for post-traumatic stress disorder).
LSD therapy in the Netherlands
It’s now legal to do LSD session in the Netherlands with legal analogs of LSD. The analogs takes 5 minutes longer to start the effects, but it works for the rest the same as LSD. Do you want to learn more or make a reservation for a LSD session? Please check this link: