Do you struggle to close down that Facebook tab and just get on with things? Metro asked. Why not gulp down a tab of LSD for breakfast? Yep, you read that right.
A writer working with psychedelics researcher Dr James Fadiman – who worked with LSD until it was banned until 1966 – took a tiny dose of LSD for breakfast… and found that he gave up Facebook. A growing movement of people are ‘microdosing’ LSD in the morning – taking 10-15 micrograms, instead of the larger doses used for drug trips – and claim that it can cure anxiety and insomnia. Psychedelics researcher Dr Fadiman said, “People do it and they’re eating better, sleeping better, they’re often returning to exercise or yoga or meditation. It’s as if messages are passing through their body more easily.” Until now, the beneficial effects on your Facebook habit haven’t been recorded, though.
“The most remarkable effect of the microdose, which I noticed on the first day, was that it broke — or significantly disrupted — my addiction to the internet. Like many people, I often find myself scrolling aimlessly through Facebook when I tell myself I’m too tired for anything else. But that day, I stayed away from it almost completely. I didn’t really want to go online much the next day either.
I rode the bus around town a lot. Instead of sinking into my own private digital mindset, I was aware that we, carless Baltimoreans, were all in the same boat as we stood around waiting for the ever-elusive next bus. I felt we were all in this together, and often ended up in actual conversations rather than virtual ones. I didn’t avoid the internet entirely. I could still go online and do the tweeting and email I needed to do for work, but it wasn’t compulsive. I could take it or leave it. It felt great. When I dosed again, my addiction vanished again. For another three days I felt no desire for online stimulation.” – Baynard Woods (writing for Vox Magazine)