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Psychedelics and holistic thinking: a tool for science

Cameron Adams (School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent)

Drugs and Alcohol Today

ISSN: 1745-9265

Article publication date: 12 March 2010


Psychedelic drugs have been miscategorised in the UK and the US as being among the most harmful and warranting no medical investigation. Likewise, users of psychedelic drugs are falsely stereotyped as disorganised and delusional. Conversely, psychedelics have been used by leaders in a number of fields to aid creative problem‐solving. This may be due to the psychedelic substances aiding dissolution of cognitive boundaries and temporarily allowing the individual to escape their reality tunnel. This aid to problem‐solving may be just what we need to solve the complex problems facing us today.



Adams, C. (2010), "Psychedelics and holistic thinking: a tool for science", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 33-35.



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