LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

Those of you who’ve read Pass It On will remember that Bill Wilson participated in some of these LSD experiments.

The attempt to replicate the findings sounds like masochism in the name of research:

Published in the Quarterly Journal for Studies on Alcohol, the 1962 study was received with much skepticism. One research group in Toronto tried to replicate the results of the study, but wanted to observe the effect of LSD on the patients in isolation, so they blindfolded or tied up the patients before giving them the drug. Under such circumstances, the Toronto researchers determined LSD was not effective in treating alcoholism.

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