Hallucinogens - some thoughts

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Posted by Flash ( on July 31, 2001 at 08:39:57:

I am going to draft some more text for the hallucinogenic treatment site shortly. What we really need though is a survey so that we can properly track the results. This is necessary to define a recommended programe of treatment.

Those who have used the treatment fall into various classes:


Ingested outside of episode.
Ingested within episode.

Ingested at onset of episode.
Ingested at peak episode.
Ingested towards end of episode.

Lengthy remission (6 months plus).
Moderate remission (1 - 6 months).
Brief remission (< 1 month).

Remission achieved with single dose.
Remission achieved with multiple doses.
Remission achieved with multiple hallucinogens.
Remission artificially sustained with frequent ingestion.

Multiple doses/hallucinogens spaced at regular 5 day intervals.
Multiple doses/hallucinogens spaced at irregular intervals >5 days.

Success of some sort with negligible dose < Level 1.
Success of some sort with light dose Level 1-2.
Success of some sort with moderate dose Level 2-3.
Success of some sort with high dose Level 3+.

Treatment used once only.
Treatment more than once.
Treatment ongoing and frequent to produce sustained remission.

A survey of this sort, with at least a single split of results between episodic and chronic would produce decent statitics and better enable us to advise people on treatment strategy.

Think of it this way. With every prescription drug you are told how many to take, when to take them, how often to take them, and how long to take them for. This is usually important in achieving a result. Virtually everyone using hallucinogens has achieved a result better than that of prescription medicine. In some case they are dissapointed that they only got 3 days remission, but in the grand scheme of things that's pretty impressive given how little we actually know. It should be possible to provide the majority of people with a strategy for prolonge remission... provided we get some data.


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