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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I always preferred l.s.d. to acid. So much more mellifluous when you say elll ezzzz deeee than acid.

    O.k., so you actually have to hear me say it to hear how cool it sounds. Trust me, though, it's better.
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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
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    depends what you mean by "addicted". I've seen people definitely over indulge in the drugs and make them a huge aspect of their lives. But physical addiction? Definitely not. And would argue the same for a mental addiction

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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    From both my reading and personal experiences, most people do not desire to use those drugs on a regular basis, even after using them several times, so they are not addictive. I did know on guy who used LSD everyday for a few months, but he had existing mental issues and seemed to be wanting to avoid doing anything with his life.

    There is a theory that people who use XTC and other psychedelics often for a long time tend to get into speed abuse later on, because they no longer get the same effect from the psychedelics. (they don't get the same effects from the speed as they did with XTC, but it does provide a consistent high)
    Most xtascy is pretty adulterated and impure. But if a drug struck me as mentally addictive it would be the X. Just for the fact it tends to be the ultimate escapist experience

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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    MGMT and LSD.

    Just sayin'.
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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    depends what you mean by "addicted". I've seen people definitely over indulge in the drugs and make them a huge aspect of their lives. But physical addiction? Definitely not. And would argue the same for a mental addiction
    I was thinking psychically, but I didn't know it. I originally thought physical addiction described withdrawal below the neck like that of Heroine, and psychological described what happens in the reward center of the brain. My bad everyone for not understand the word psychological. Edit; Oh, and I thought the term habit forming described what is actually psychological addiction.
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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Only opiates and nicotine are truly addictive.
    You forgot alcohol and benzos. Withdrawal from these two can actually lead to death. You can't die from heroin withdrawal.
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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You forgot alcohol and benzos. Withdrawal from these two can actually lead to death. You can't die from heroin withdrawal.
    You are correct - sort of.

    I admit to not understanding alcohol. Such an unpleasant drug. And yes, there are people who become addicted although I'm not sure that that can happen as quickly as opiates will attatch you. But I'm (speculating) that MOST people can drink alcohol, even get drunk, for a few days and not experience cravings. I didn't know Benzos were addictive. I know that some people can and do abuse them but I didn't know it was an addiction per se (again using opiates a my frame of reference).

    So, here's the thing. If you have a drink or pop a Zanny, you likely won't need to do it again. OTOH it takes just one cigarette or a few ingestions of opiates and you will have to fight your way back to normalcy.

    The 2 OP drugs though are definitely NOT addictive in the traditional sense.

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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    You are correct - sort of.

    I admit to not understanding alcohol. Such an unpleasant drug. And yes, there are people who become addicted although I'm not sure that that can happen as quickly as opiates will attatch you. But I'm (speculating) that MOST people can drink alcohol, even get drunk, for a few days and not experience cravings. I didn't know Benzos were addictive. I know that some people can and do abuse them but I didn't know it was an addiction per se (again using opiates a my frame of reference).

    So, here's the thing. If you have a drink or pop a Zanny, you likely won't need to do it again. OTOH it takes just one cigarette or a few ingestions of opiates and you will have to fight your way back to normalcy.

    The 2 OP drugs though are definitely NOT addictive in the traditional sense.
    It takes more than one cigarette, as well as opiates, to get addicted. Often way more.

    I know LOTS of people who are long term "social smokers". People who only smoke about once a month (my wife). I know numerous people who have used opiates "on occasion" without becoming addicted.

    Those drugs are highly addictive, yes, but they aren't "one and done" like how they are portrayed.

    As far as LSD and psilocybin go with regard to addiction, there is a good deal of research which indicates they can be used to help fight alcohol addiction. My former supervisor is an expert on using psychotropics to treat various mental health issues and he speaks on the topic at various conferences nationally each year. He gave me a ton of good research articles on the use of psilocybin to treat addiction, migraines, etc.
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    Re: Are LSD and Psilocybin addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    It takes more than one cigarette, as well as opiates, to get addicted. Often way more.

    I know LOTS of people who are long term "social smokers". People who only smoke about once a month (my wife). I know numerous people who have used opiates "on occasion" without becoming addicted.

    Those drugs are highly addictive, yes, but they aren't "one and done" like how they are portrayed.

    As far as LSD and psilocybin go with regard to addiction, there is a good deal of research which indicates they can be used to help fight alcohol addiction. My former supervisor is an expert on using psychotropics to treat various mental health issues and he speaks on the topic at various conferences nationally each year. He gave me a ton of good research articles on the use of psilocybin to treat addiction, migraines, etc.
    Yeah, Nancy Reagan was full it. I'm amazed Psilocybin isn't a controlled substance. I think it could help a lot of people, and based on a lot of the research, it's a lot more effective than what is currently used to treat OCD, anxiety,(might be overkill on normal migraines), cluster headaches. I gotta say, I've never heard of it being used to treat addiction though?
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