Sunday, September 28, 2014
Magic mushrooms to combat addiction and depression?
Addiction and depression are two things with which I am not familiar. I have no experience with either and, until reading this article, I had never considered them to hold any relationship with each other whatsoever. The idea that psychedelic mushrooms could be used to treat an array of mental ailments sounded preposterous. I wasn't convinced that a Schedule I drug like mushrooms could be beneficial for those suffering from mental health conditions like depression and addiction. Millions upon millions of Americans suffer from these maladies, and I had trouble believing that such a drug could actually be of assistance to those affected. Further reading about psilocybin and recently conducted studies has opened up my mind to the possibility of the use of such a drug to help treat a range of mental illness.
What do you think? Could magic mushrooms really be utilized as medicine? Should such illegal drugs even be considered for medical use? Where are the boundaries?