Study Finds That Alcohol Is Worse For Mental Health Than Psychedelics
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
My friend woke up and her pants were on backwards.
“WHAT happened last night?”
We had come to Baltimore to visit a college friend, which turned into one-too-many alcoholic beverages, standing next to Michael Phelps in a bar (but not remembering) and waking up with a reverse wardrobe.
Boy, am I glad my booze-filled, binge drinking college days are behind me. Phew!
Alcohol is a delightful, fun, delicious, terrifying, dangerous and unpredictable substance. Recent studies have shown that alcohol poses more of a danger to your mental health than psychedelics!
To get started, let’s take a look at the two:
WHAT Is Alcohol?
- A legal sedative drug that changes the way you feel
- Produced by the fermentation of fruit and grains
- Classed as a depressant
- Composed of the chemical ethanol
- Legal for people 21 and older
WHAT Are Psychedelics?
HOW Is Alcohol More Dangerous To Your Mental Health?
A study conducted by the Research Council of Norway has found that there is no link between psychedelics and mental health problems or suicidal behavior. To learn more about the study, READ IT HERE.
On the other hand, the U.S. Library of Medicine has concluded that there IS a direct link between alcohol consumption and suicide. Alcohol abuse may lead to suicidality through disinhibition, impulsiveness and impaired judgement, but it may also be used as a means to ease the distress associated with committing an act of suicide.
If you or anyone you know struggles with addiction, here are 3 resources to help you or to share with others:
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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