Are Drugs The New Mental Health Tool?

Something To Think About

Drugs have such a bad ring to them. When one thinks of drugs, an image of DARE, bad high school kids and people in prison come into picture. This is because we have been conditioned by society to equate drugs with disapproval; we have been turned off to dispose the idea of consumption and view them as dangerous and destructive. But when it comes to alcohol and cigarettes, “Please! It’s on me this time.”

With Ketamine approved for depression and psychedelic clinical trials underway around the world, it begs the question, “Are drugs the new mental health tool?” And we are not talking about recreational use. We are specifically referring to medicinal use under medically-controlled environments. Can marijuana, psilocybin, LSD, DMT, Ketamine and others be used effectively to treat mental health conditions such as alcoholism, depression, anxiety, etc?

I hope I have sparked a new curiosity in you. Now it’s your turn to do your own research and convince yourself whether drugs have the potential to provide mental health benefits. Are we doing our due diligence by researching these compounds for therapeutic use, or is this just another excuse to legalize them and get high?

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

6 Replies to “Are Drugs The New Mental Health Tool?”

  1. I feel drugs are a temporary solution to a problem.

    They don’t really address the core pain within a person or where it’s coming from. Nor help a person learn healthier ways to cope and manage their situation whatever that may be.

    If drugs are going to be used, then I feel personally that it should be with some kind of therapy also. So you have the two working together.

    Otherwise you can end up hooked, or on them for absolute years, unable to live without them.

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