Hallucinatory drugs, which are often called as psychedelic or mind-expanding drugs, are primarily used to have certain experiences that are caused by changes in the way the mind perceives things such as thoughts, visuals and others. The most common psychedelic drug is the LSD, which was used by the hippies in the late 60s mostly. The people who have been using these drugs had one and only one purpose: to have the magical, reality-defying experiences that occur to someone only and immediately after the consumption of these drugs, which last for some considerable amount of time.
These drugs, which the hippies were addicted to, without any actual benefit other than the temporary hallucinations that would take them away from the daily mess, and were seen by the moral society as a threat to the world in whatever aspect, are not so bad it seems. The researchers have found that there is a huge possibility of these mind-altering drugs like LSD, DMT or even Mescaline, having positive effects on a person’s mental health and can actually be mind-healing, in a way.
Some researchers have found that these drugs can actually be of great help in the management, if not a total cure of certain mental conditions that include depression, PTSD, and addictions as well, where no other techniques have shown satisfactory results. But then again, the psychedelics have significant side effects as well, which in some cases can be more destructive than one can imagine. The researchers are studying more and more about these drugs, which may require special permissions from the governments of the concerned nations.
Speaking of mental health, it has been observed by a few researchers that there is a huge shortage of the specialists dealing in this field of behavioral health, which is a big concern for the world, as the number of people developing some sorts of mental diseases is growing day by day.