Trends in LSD use among US adults: 2015-2018.

  title={Trends in LSD use among US adults: 2015-2018.},
  author={Robert Andrew Yockey and Rebecca A. Vidourek and Keith A. King},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},

Adverse experiences resulting in emergency medical treatment seeking following the use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

LSD-related adverse experiences resulting in emergency medical treatment (EMT) seeking in an international sample of people reporting LSD use suggest that LSD is a relatively safe drug in recreational settings.

Adolescent and adult time trends in US hallucinogen use, 2002-19: any use, and use of ecstasy, LSD and PCP.

Since 2002, hallucinogen use in the United States has decreased among adolescents but increased in adults and is now estimated to affect more than 3 million adults aged 26+ years and more than 5.5million adults aged 18+ years.

Race, Ethnic, and Sex Differences in Prevalence of and Trends in Hallucinogen Consumption Among Lifetime Users in the United States Between 2015 and 2019

Findings should inform public health initiatives regarding potential benefits and risks of hallucinogen use among racial/ethnic groups and women.

Whitewashing psychedelics: racial equity in the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted mental health research and treatment

Both psilocybin and MDMA have been granted ‘breakthrough therapy’ designation by the US Food and Drug Administration, and pending positive outcomes of ongoing and upcoming clinical trials, could emerge as a novel treatment paradigm with considerable ramifications for mental healthcare.

Naturalistic Psychedelic Use: A World Apart from Clinical Care.

The findings suggest that relevant training and education for healthcare providers is needed, along with more visible options for substance identity testing, and likelihood of consuming psychedelics under the guidance of a therapist if one were legally available.

Is psychedelic use associated with cancer?: Interrogating a half-century-old claim using contemporary population-level data

While laboratory studies and case reports from the 1960s and 1970s generated concerns about psychedelics’ carcinogenic potential, recent epidemiological data does not support an association between psychedelic use and development of cancer in general or hematologic cancer.



Prevalence and risk factors for LSD use among young women.

Let It Snow: Psychosocial Factors and Previous Substance Abuse Associated With Cocaine Use Among Bisexual Adults

Recommendations (e.g., focus groups, behavioral maintenance programs) for health professionals aimed at reducing substance abuse rates among sexual minority individuals are highlighted.

Classic psychedelic use is associated with reduced psychological distress and suicidality in the United States adult population

It is indicated thatclassic psychedelics may hold promise in the prevention of suicide, supporting the view that classic psychedelics’ most highly restricted legal status should be reconsidered to facilitate scientific study, and suggesting that more extensive clinical research with classic psychedelic is warranted.

Illicit drug use among New Zealand gay and bisexual men: Prevalence and association with sexual health behaviours

Polydrug and methamphetamine users had especially high sexual health needs, but risks remained elevated among GBM consuming other drugs, and drug harm reduction programs and HIV prevention should target GBM with problematic drug use.

Vital Signs: Demographic and Substance Use Trends Among Heroin Users — United States, 2002–2013

Rates of heroin abuse or dependence were strongly positively correlated with rates of heroin-related overdose deaths over time and were highest among those with past-year cocaine or opioid pain reliever Abuse or dependence.

Over 30 million psychedelic users in the United States

There were approximately 32 million lifetime psychedelic users in the US in 2010; including 17% of people aged 21 to 64 years (22% of males and 12% of females).

“Go ask Alice, when she’s 10-feet tall”: Psychosocial correlates to lifetime LSD use among a national sample of US adults

Analysis of psychosocial factors related to LSD use among a national sample of adults suggests that psychodynamic processes, for example, possible activation of emotional conflicts – can take place spontaneously – during ayahuasca intake in this particular setting.

Risk and Protective Factors and Estimates of Substance Use Initiation: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The number of people in 2016 who initiated marijuana use in the past year was higher than the numbers in 2002 through 2008, but the numbers of recent marijuana use initiates were similar in 2009 to 2016, and the number of cocaine initiates in 2016 was similar to the number in 2015.

Regulation of human research with LSD in the United States (1949-1987)

  • K. Bonson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 2017
How the 1962 Amendments introduced numerous safety and efficacy requirements that must be in satisfied during clinical drug research are detailed—and how human studies conducted with LSD in the 1960s struggled with their fulfillment.