alcoholism http://www.kplu.org en LSD Gets Another Look As Alcoholism Treatment http://www.kplu.org/post/lsd-gets-another-look-alcoholism-treatment You might be tempted to chuckle about some Norwegian researchers peering back at experiments done during the '60s and '70s with LSD as a treatment for alcoholism.<p>But don't.<p>Their rigorous <a href="http://jop.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/03/08/0269881112439253.abstract">analysis</a>, combining data from six different studies, concludes that one dose of the hallucinogenic drug might just help.<p>The past studies randomly assigned patients to get a strong dose of LSD or something else (another drug, such as amphetamine, a low dose of LSD or nothing special). Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:13:36 +0000 4393 at http://www.kplu.org LSD Gets Another Look As Alcoholism Treatment Seattle housing that allows drinking helps homeless drink less http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-allows-drinking-helps-homeless-drink-less Most housing set up to help the homeless comes with a strict no-booze policy.<p>But a study on a controversial complex in Seattle that allows chronic alcoholics to keep drinking suggests the lenient approach can work too.<p>Homeless people with alcohol problems decreased their consumption over two years at the facility, called <a href="http://www.desc.org/1811.html">1811 Eastlake</a>. The average amount of alcohol consumed on a typical drinking day by the 95 study participants had decreased by about 25 percent at the end of the two-year study.<p><p>So what gives? Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:05:18 +0000 3870 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle housing that allows drinking helps homeless drink less