According to various studies that have been taken place globally there are evidence that psychedelic drugs don’t have as much as a link to depression and suicidal tendencies as alcohol does.
A study conducted by the Research Council of Norway showed that people that have used lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin, mescalin or other psychedelic drugs show no symptoms of suicidal behavior. Another study that took place in the United States to a sample of 130,000 adult citizens showed that only 19,299 of them had tried psychedelic drugs and had no trace of ““increased likelihood of past year serious psychological distress, mental health treatment, suicidal thoughts, suicidal plans and suicide attempt, depression and anxiety.”
On the other hand, the US National Library of Medicine claims that alcohol has a direct effect to mental health problems, and especially depression, violent and aggressive behavior, sexual hostility and suicidal tendency due to thoughtless judgment and hastiness. For more information, read the following article.
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Of the 135,095 randomly selected people, 19,299 of them had used either lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin or mescalin, and no links were found to “increased likelihood of past year serious psychological distress, mental health treatment, suicidal thoughts, suicidal plans and suicide attempt, depression and anxiety.”
Overall, the study concluded that “it is difficult to see how prohibition of psychedelics can be justified as a public health measure.”
As information is allowed to run free through the internet, it has become openly apparent that many psychedelic drugs are not the danger the profit-driven media had portrayed them to be. Often, they are one of the greatest medicines to overcome addiction.
There is, however, a direct link between alcohol abuse and suicide. According to the US National Library of Medicine,
“Alcohol abuse may lead to suicidality through disinhibition, impulsiveness and impaired judgment, but it may also be used as a means to ease the distress associated with committing an act of suicide…
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