“Under the drug [LSD], [brain] regions once segregated spoke to one another.” (article quote)

Here is the link to the Guardian article titled “LDS’s impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images”.


Tobacco and hallucinogens among pre-conquest Native Americans in the northeast region

Sean M. Rafferty is an archaeologist who has written extensively on tobacco and hallucinogens among the early Native American of the northeast.  Here are a couple of his publications as listed on his campus (SUNY Albany) website:

2005: Sean M. Rafferty. Tobacco and Hallucinogens. In Tobacco: Scribner’s Turning Points in History, edited by Jordan Goodman, Marcia Norton and Mark Parascandola, pp. 66-71. Charles Scribner’s Sons.

 Rafferty, Sean M. and Rob Mann, ed. Smoking and Culture:  The Archaeology of Tobacco Pipes in Eastern North America.  University of Tennessee Press.

Youthful abuse of cough and cold medicines to get high

According to a 2006 study, 3.1 million Americans aged 12 to 25 have used cough and cold medicines to get high, a figure much higher for this age group than those who used methamphetamines. The same study showed that for this age group 82% have used marijuana and nearly half have used inhalants or hallucingens such as LSD or Ecstasy. For more, see here.