Psychiatry Creating the Street Drug Culture -- Again
It is well-known that the 60's LSD street drug culture was largely created by people like CIA-mind control-funded Harvard psychologist, Timothy Leary of "Tune in, Turn on, Drop out" infamy. Psychiatry's act of legitimizing these drugs (pdf) may be the major reason for today's drug culture. Several psychiatrists are still behind legitimizing street drug use with studies promoting the use of drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.*
"David Murray, a policy analyst with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said he was worried the Harvard experiment [ecstasy study on terminally ill cancer patients] could destigmatize ecstasy while failing to find any clear-cut medical use for the drug." Boston Globe, Feb 23, 2005, "Harvard seeks to test ecstasy on the dying"
Furthermore, "medical" studies on illicit drugs are the first step in getting them Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, produced by pharmaceutical companies, used for any possible ailment you can think of and more heavily onto the streets. Please read, Don't Be Fooled, Psychiatric Drug Testing, the First Step to Legalization at the bottom of this page for more information.
Another, of many psychiatrists responsible for creating the street drug culture, is Harvard's Dr. Lester Grinspoon. Grinspoon, a national advisory board member for NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) a regular marijuana user per his website marijuana-users.com , has also promoted the use of many other illicit drugs. He claims in an article in the Wellesley Townsman that many who people took LSD on the streets "were quite serious about their use of these drugs" and that regarding their experiences on this drug, "most of them were constructive." He's also written a book putting cocaine in a more positive light.
Almost all psychiatrists are guilty of lying that their amphetamines and other stimulants (like ritalin, adderall, dexedrine and concerta) and downers (such as valium, xanax and klonopin) are safe. This is a major reason why so many kids crush and snort psychiatry's addictive amphetamines and pop the downers (anti-anxiety drugs).
Most street drugs are current or former psychiatric drugs. Uppers, which include psychostimulants like methylphenidate (ritalin, concerta, etc.) and amphetamine (dexedrine, adderall), are often crushed and snorted for their high. Methlyphenidate is very similar to cocaine.
Anti-anxiety drugs (a.k.a. minor tranquilizers) like valium, xanax, librium, halcion and ativan are taken for their alcohol-like effects and are a menace on the streets for their very addictive nature.
Antidepressants and some major tranquilizers like thorazine are taken on the streets, but not as frequently as the drugs mentioned above.
LSD was created by Sandoz pharmaceutical company's chemist Albert Hoffman in 1938. It was used by psychiatry and the CIA for mind-control experimentation. Search MK-ULTRA on the internet if you want more informatin on this infamous psychiatric mind control program.
Ecstasy is currently being used and promoted by some psychiatrists for post traumatic stress. This tends to legitimize the use of the drug by street users.
Sedative-hypnotics (barbituates, sleeping pills) are a class of psychiatric drug that have been heavily used on the streets.
Methadone is a psychiatric drug that is far more addictive than the drug it is supposed to replace - heroin. The withdrawal effects are brutal and this drug is often sold on the streets and used in conjunction with heroin. It was originally created by German drug manufacturer I.G. Farben as Dolophine, reportedly named after Adolph Hitler. This same drug company created the Zyklon B gas used to exterminate people in Nazi Germany.
Don't Be Fooled. Psychiatric Drug Testing, the First Step to Legalization.
When a drug is tested, this is the first step to FDA approval for a certain condition. Once a drug is FDA-approved a certain condition like pain relief for the dying, the pharmaceutical manufacturer starts paying individual doctors, especially those at major universities, to test the drug for other conditions and then publishes how these drugs can be "safe and effective" for unapproved conditions.
The drug companies also pay for continuing medical education for doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. to convince them that these drugs can be used for other purposes than what the FDA approved them for -- and this is legal to do and happens all the time. This is how millions of US children get placed on antidepressants and antipsychotics that have never been FDA-approved for children under the age of 18.
This means that if the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and FDA approves doctors or psychiatrists to do marijuana or ecstasy research for pain relief for certain groups of people, cocaine for alcoholics or LSD for severe headaches, etc., they later work with drug companies to get FDA approval for these specific conditions. Once approved, they can study the drugs for depression, ADHD, bi-polar, schizophrenia or whatever they wish and put out studies about how these are effective for these other conditions.
The drug companies start advertising these new drug uses and it also gets published in medical journals. Now psychiatrists and doctors are using these drugs for all kinds of non-FDA approved conditions. This is a standard drug company practice that occurs all the time to sell many types of drugs.
Now you will see hallucinogens, marijuana or cocaine being used for mental health conditions that almost anyone can fake since mental disorders are solely diagnosed by an opinion of a person's behavior. There has never been a real medical test for a mental disorder (click onto the "fraudulent marketing" video at www.cchreus.org more information).
Druggies will soon find out what doctors and psychiatrists are more likely to prescribe these hallucinogens for mental health conditions, making these drugs legal for these druggies/"patients" while the pharmaceutical industry and some unethical doctors make a tremendous profit. These drug prescriptions could also be sold on the street the same way people currently sell their valium, ritalin, xanax and oxycontin for street use.
Doctors and psychiatrists who claim to be studying hallucinogens know this true so please do what you can to ensure that the DEA and FDA don't allow this, especially when the FDA currently has many strong connections to drug companies.
*For all the documents to this article, please visit www.cchreus.org and click onto "Psychiatry Creating the Street Drug Culture - Again"
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