According to a Norwegian study, the use of LSD and other psychedelics are not linked to increases in problems with psychological health. According to nearly every scientific research program, "Psychedelics are different than most other recreational drugs. Experts agree that psychedelics do not cause addiction or compulsive use, and they are not known to harm the brain."
The ban on psychedelics, while widely accepted by the public, has also led to an increase on pain killer addictions which have a high rate of illness and death among their users.
In reference to these drugs, it should also be noted that, "Everything has some potential for negative effects, but psychedelic use is overall considered to pose a very low risk to the individual and to society. Psychedelics can elicit temporary feelings of anxiety and confusion, but accidents leading to serious injury are extremely rare."
Research at the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology has performed several tests in regards to psychedelic use including 22,000 people who used these drugs at least once. No conclusive evidence was found to relate psychedelic use to mental health problems.
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