Metro- Do you struggle to close down that Facebook tab and just get on with things? Why not gulp down a tab of LSD for breakfast?Yep, you read that right.
A writer working with psychedelics researcher Dr James Fadiman – who worked with LSD until it was banned until 1966 – took a tiny dose of LSD for breakfast… and found that he gave up Facebook.
A growing movement of people are ‘microdosing’ LSD in the morning – taking 10-15 micrograms, instead of the larger doses used for drug trips – and claim that it can cure anxiety and insomnia.
Psychedelics researcher Dr Fadiman said, ‘People do it and they’re eating better, sleeping better, they’re often returning to exercise or yoga or meditation. It’s as if messages are passing through their body more easily.
Until now, the beneficial effects on your Facebook habit haven’t been recorded, though.
I'll start by saying that if you need the help of hallucinogenics to stay off Facebook then you should probably see an actual doctor, instead of the guy on the street corner in the tie-dye shirt staring mindlessly off into the universe. That's not to say that LSD won't keep you off social media, but it is to say that it doesn't exactly seem like a long term solution. Kind of feels like a 'cutting off your nose to spite your face' situation, especially considering that enough LSD might actually have you thinking that cutting off your nose isn't all that bad of an idea.
However, if we are just looking at this study on the surface level then yes, LSD will make you give up your FaceBook addiction. Mostly because LSD will make you give up any addiction. Pretty hard to concentrate on something so much to point of obsession when you are literally seeing things that aren't even there. Of course no one is sitting at their computer refreshing their newsfeed when they are aimlessly wandering through an unknown galaxy that magically appeared in their kitchen. I bet they aren't having sex or doing other drugs either, because when you're high on PCP's sister drug you're more likely to be exploring hypothetical existences with Dave Chappelle then you are to spend more than 5 seconds focusing on any one thing. Especially if that one thing is the sexist and racist opinions of your high school acquaintances.