04-19-2017, 01:35 PM
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was a drug of much promise in the 1950's. We're not talking about sugar cubes and blotter paper but pharmaceutical grade, synthesized LSD. According to Wikipedia, Time magazine published 6 positive reports on LSD between 1954 and 1959.
It was being used as an aid to psychotherapy, an aid to treating alcoholism, and enhancing creativity.
Bill Wilson, one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, experimented extensively with LSD from the late 1950's to early 1960's. LSD's application within the 12-step program of AA was in breaking down the barriers to having a "spiritual awakening" and finding faith in a God of one's own understanding. As many AA's will say, "if you don't get the God part, you probably won't stay sober", LSD was enormously effective.