More Than 30 Million Americans Have Used Psychedelic Drugs

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Is illicit use of hallucinogens in fact a part of normal behavior? Healthline reports:

A new study shows that an estimated 32 million people in the U.S. have used LSD, “magic mushrooms”, or mescaline at some point in their lives, many in the recent past.

Researchers Teri S. Krebs and Pål-Ørjan Johansen of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology used data from a sample of more than 57,000 individuals ages 12 and older who were questioned for the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

According to Krebs and Johansen’s study, the rate of lifetime psychedelic use was highest among people ages 30 to 34, with higher rates in men than in women. The authors also found that older adults were more likely to have used LSD and mescaline, whereas younger adults were more likely to have used “magic mushrooms.”

In our experience, people are surprised about the high rate of psychedelic use in the U.S.,” Krebs said.

9 Comments on "More Than 30 Million Americans Have Used Psychedelic Drugs"

  1. Him Fifteenism | May 6, 2013 at 9:16 am |

    high rate? it’s 10% bro

  2. BuzzCoastin | May 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm |

    that number seems low to me
    there were 76 million Boomers born
    at least 25% of the Boomers tried psychedelics
    that’s about 20 million
    and at least half of 41 million their Gen X Kids
    that takes to about 40 million
    add the 71 million Gen Y kids
    at least half of them, about 35 million
    that takes to about 75 million Homelanders have been psychedelicized
    and things are still F’ed-up

    • Monkey See Monkey Do | May 7, 2013 at 4:25 am |

      Psychedelics can be used to break free of the hypnotism, but there are also many drugs and gadgets to reinforce the hypnotism.

      • BuzzCoastin | May 7, 2013 at 5:40 am |

        I have seen no evidence that psychedelics
        are a protection from the hypnotism
        or even a means of liberation
        most likely
        those predisposed to being different
        found psychedelics helpful to their process

        I never experienced any earth shattering revelations
        but I always had a good gut laugh or two
        on the other hand
        I once did a big dose of datura
        and either nothing happened
        or I’m still trippin’

        • Monkey See Monkey Do | May 7, 2013 at 7:34 am |

          Interesting… I’ve always thought psychedelics are powerful programming agents, if used with the right ritual you can use them to program whatever you wish.

          If your on the hero’s journey your probably still trippin’.

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