The Journal of Psychopharmacology has published a meta-analysis of six trial studies from the 1960’s concerning LSD therapy and its potential in treating alcoholism. The conclusions: “significant beneficial results” in treating alcohol abuse, or as noted expert Professor David Nutt states, “This is probably as good as anything we’ve got [for treating alcoholism].” One hopes this type of data will allow present studies to move forward and garner financial support from governmental entities and correspondingly engender a more receptive attitude for these experimental therapies by major research universities. The Heffter Research Institute supports these types of scientific inquiry.

Here is the link for the BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17297714

Here are the links for the original article in The Journal of Psychopharmacology:

http://jop.sagepub.com/content/early/recent

The links for the abstract and the full PDF article are also provided.

 

  • Teri S Krebs and
  • PÃ¥l Ørjan Johansen

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for alcoholism: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsJ Psychopharmacol 0269881112439253, first published on March 8, 2012 as doi:10.1177/0269881112439253