‘Hangover-free alcohol’ could replace all regular alcohol by 2050, says David Nutt

by Katie Forster A new type of synthetic alcohol has been discovered which could allow people to enjoy the sociable effects of a few pints, but skip the hangover that usually follows. The new drink, known as ‘alcosynth’, is designed to mimic the positive effects of alcohol but doesn’t cause a dry mouth, nausea andContinue reading “‘Hangover-free alcohol’ could replace all regular alcohol by 2050, says David Nutt”

LSD’s ability to make minds malleable revisited

Could taking LSD help people make peace with their neuroses? Psychiatrists in the 1960s certainly thought so. They carried out many studies looking at the effect of LSD and other psychedelics on people undergoing psychotherapy for schizophrenia, OCD and alcoholism. The idea was that the drug would mimic the effect of hypnotherapy, making people moreContinue reading “LSD’s ability to make minds malleable revisited”