Once the demand for a drug is well-established, as it is for alcohol, people will find a way to get it, legal or otherwise.
Like the film where Amy Shumer chugs boxed wine, and inadvertently drives up sales to admiring fans.
No question that combining or ‘stacking’ these substances, illegal and/or prescription, increases the risk for unintended OD.
The idea was that the drinker would admit his sins, beg forgiveness, accept punishment, and promise to abstain from that point on.
One large survey of alcoholics found that some 14% had actually become dependent within a year of the first drink. The percentage almost doubled when the time period was extended to two years.
Problems with alcohol are better defined in terms of the problems themselves than some arbitrary amount consumed.
The Norwegian study is part of an ongoing effort to restore the right of researchers to conduct studies involving therapeutic uses of LSD.
Effects on learning and memory appear particularly important when the drinking occurred during adolescence, an ‘accelerated learning period’ for most of us.