Suppose we could develop cognitive techniques and train the patient to use them whenever symptoms reappeared?
The relative importance of set and setting suggests that the environment in an LSD experience should be carefully controlled.
I think the problem is I have read the research, and it didn’t confirm the claims made on its behalf.
The public , including those in elected office, seem to assume that the expected prohibition on sales and use by underage persons will somehow be enough to limit the damage.
The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.
More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.
The goal is to eventually develop an objective scale by which pain can be measured not by self-report, but by neuroimaging.
So if some enterprising MD or PhD were to show with a proposal for research designed to prove that drinking has definite health benefits, the industry will throw money at it.
A new study may be exciting to read, but its credibility will ultimately depend on the accumulation of a body of evidence that confirms it.