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Licking9VoltBattery t1_j782eod wrote

It’s interesting that correlation often is expressed in a way to indicate a narrative or causality.

Like poor people become criminals vs criminals are often poor.


ImportantRope t1_j785bxz wrote

Not saying my personal anecdotes are data, but in my experience my trips always lead to me examining my health and things I could be doing better on. A couple I knew was going through a handle of whiskey a week during the pandemic, and one trip on mushrooms led to them not touching it for over 6 months, which is awesome for them.

Not saying that proves any thing causally, but I'd be interested in study results that explored it a bit more because it would be awesome if it could help people.


Licking9VoltBattery t1_j7879fw wrote

I’d say you can make an argument. Eg. That’s why such drugs can be used effectively in all sorts of therapy. So I believe it’s plausible.

However, the folks i known who are interested and favour psychedelic drugs where a bit more sophisticated than for examples heavy alcohol users (and certainly would never do illegal drugs). That’s were a survey is heavily biased.


MarcusXL t1_j7akk3w wrote

Psychedelics certainly influenced me to stop smoking. I personally know several people who had the same experience. Setting aside actual physiological impact, psychedelics are very powerful tools of self-reflection. The idea that cigarettes are essentially slow suicide is extremely impactful when considered while high on psychedelics.


Ecyclist t1_j7a83gq wrote

I once did shrooms and threw up the McDonald’s I ate earlier that day. I didn’t have a scale and assumed the 20 shrooms in the bag were meant to be eaten all at once. I was tripping hard for 30 hours straight. One of the longest fasts of my life.

Also my lighter had been using beforehand, had a picture of the spider on a side of it. Why gas stations sell lighters like that are beyond me. But at the time, I was absolutely terrified of the spider sitting on my lighter, so I didn’t have a cigarette for an entire day.

So I guess you could say, I was much healthier after that.


Zestfullyclean87 t1_j79c0c3 wrote

So basically, what they’re saying is this.

They went up to people and asked

> Have you done psychedelics?

“Yes, at least once in college.”

> How’s your diet?

“Healthier than it used to be.”

> Breaking: new study links the two


IndraBlue t1_j79hiwd wrote

Once I took shrooms and then I had a salad


Busterlimes t1_j7bc17v wrote

Clearly they didn't interview all the chain smoking hippies who live off potato chips and oreos while calling themselves vegan.


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Zurc_bot t1_j7aos23 wrote

What is the psychological makeup of the candidates? Do they come from good households?

I am all for doing what you want as long as you don't hurt another, but I hope we promote a little caution as well.