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Psychedelic Medicine New evidence for hallucinogenic substances as treatments

Psychedelic Medicine New evidence for hallucinogenic substances as treatments Book review Psychedelic Medicine: New evidence for hallucinogenic substances as treatments Michael J Winkelman & Thomas B Roberts (Eds) Praeger (2007) 728 pages (two volumes) Price£115 ISBN 978 0 27599 023 7 Reviewed by David Luke Visiting Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of East London Prior to the reactionary media hysteria and the spiritual and historical status of these substances. subsequent government backlash at the end of the The editors themselves are more than qualified in 1960s, a wealth of serious scientific research was this field. Associate Professor Michael Winkelman conducted into the therapeutic and medical has long been contributing important and unique benefits of powerful psychoactive drugs. By the anthropological perspectives to the field on the beginning of the 1970s, however, almost all traditional use of visionary substances, and Professor therapeutic applications and scientific human Thomas Roberts initiated the first psychedelic research with such drugs had been curtailed and studies undergraduate programme in the US, which their use criminalised. In the following years, this has been accredited and running since 1982. No potentially beneficial side to hallucinogens became corners have been cut with the essays either, each of largely forgotten. Only during the last decade, has which have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drugs and Alcohol Today Emerald Publishing

Psychedelic Medicine New evidence for hallucinogenic substances as treatments

Drugs and Alcohol Today , Volume 8 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 2008

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Book review Psychedelic Medicine: New evidence for hallucinogenic substances as treatments Michael J Winkelman & Thomas B Roberts (Eds) Praeger (2007) 728 pages (two volumes) Price£115 ISBN 978 0 27599 023 7 Reviewed by David Luke Visiting Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of East London Prior to the reactionary media hysteria and the spiritual and historical status of these substances. subsequent government backlash at the end of the The editors themselves are more than qualified in 1960s, a wealth of serious scientific research was this field. Associate Professor Michael Winkelman conducted into the therapeutic and medical has long been contributing important and unique benefits of powerful psychoactive drugs. By the anthropological perspectives to the field on the beginning of the 1970s, however, almost all traditional use of visionary substances, and Professor therapeutic applications and scientific human Thomas Roberts initiated the first psychedelic research with such drugs had been curtailed and studies undergraduate programme in the US, which their use criminalised. In the following years, this has been accredited and running since 1982. No potentially beneficial side to hallucinogens became corners have been cut with the essays either, each of largely forgotten. Only during the last decade, has which have

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Drugs and Alcohol TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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