Drugs: Beyond LSD

The average thrill seeker, if there is such a type, may still be high on LSD. But to serious researchers, it has become as old hat as peyote and marijuana. Meeting last week at San Francisco's University of California Medical Center, 200 experts in psychiatry and pharmacology concentrated instead on the many other mind-altering drugs that are far older historically but now seem new because they have yet to be thoroughly investigated.

The conference participants showed a certain sense of urgency because most of these substances are still known only to relatively primitive...

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