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“A classification of LSD complications”.
As recently as 1963, at the White House Conference on Narcotics and Drug Abuse, the committe was able to conclude that: 'As yet these drugs the hallucinogens are of minor importance in the general picture of drug abuse in part because of their lmited availability and inordinate high cost.' In the intervening few years lysergic acid diethylamide LSD and to a lesser degree, mescaline, peyote buttons, psilocybin, dimethyltryptamine DMT, diethyltryptamine DET and the hallucingenic varieties of morning glory seeds have become readily available at prices not beyond the reach of highschool and college students, the 'beat' and other ventursome groups.
Three years ago we reportcd that LSD taken hy unselected individuals under casual conditions without proper safeguards was dangerous. Examples of depressive reactions culminating in suicides, prolonged psychotic reactions, paranoid states and anti-social acting-out hehavior we're cited. Multihabituation, the simultaneous or sprial ingestion of a variety of stimulants, sedatives, narcotics, deliriants and hallucinogens was dcscribed. A subsequent case report mentioned a suicide following morning glory seed intake because spontaneous recurrences of the depersonalization
aspect of the experience made the young man fear that he was going mad.
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