The idea of using hallucinogenics for treatment must come from someone who had one too many “trips” themselves or from someone who simply isn’t old enough to know the real truth about acid like drugs.
This article refers to the era of acid trips fading from memory. For those who do remember knowing “trippers” from that time there are some bad memories. There was always the story of that one person who never quite returned from a trip – they were never quite the same.
Unlike treating heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine addiction there is probably no addiction treatment program that would be able to return someone from a bad trip. A person either comes back or they don’t. It is not something to mess around with.
“As memories of Woodstock-era acid trips fade from memory, researchers are revisiting hallucinogenic drugs as possible treatments for addiction and mental illness, the New York Times reported April 12.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins, for example, are studying whether psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic” mushrooms, can be used to treat depression. Others are studying the effects that psychedelics can have on individuals with alcohol and other drug addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.”