The story of the man eating another man’s face in Miama last Saturday has gone viral. Rudy Eugene, the perpetrator, was most likely on bath salts according to this report from NPR.
This makes much more sense than the initial response of officer Armando Aguilar who said: “I don’t know if there’s any such a thing as good LSD out there but apparently this is really bad LSD.” LSD taken in excess can be scary for the user but typically causes them to shut down into a helpless and non threatening state.
Before LSD became widely used by the Woodstock generation, scientists explored the potential of using the hallucinogenic drug to treat anxiety, pain and alcoholism.
Researchers in Norway have recently revisited the question of whether LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is an effective treatment option for alcoholism.
A research team from Norway’s University of Science and Technology reviewed six U.S. studies on LSD and alcoholism conducted between 1966 and 1970. The studies included 536 people under treatment for alcoholism. One group of test subjects was given a single dose of LSD while a control group was given a stimulant, no drug or a smaller dose of LSD.
A trio of men were arrested along with 2 students in an LSD sting in Philadelphia.
The men were selling LSD on sheets that depicted a “psychedelic” homer simpson and Jerry Garcia.
Authorities estimate the men were taking in $5,000-$15,000 a week selling acid using the campus of Drexel University as
Raphael Zappala, Joshua Wayne Dassay, and Wesley Richard Crawford were the menbusted and all appear to be in their 30s in their mug shots. The 2 students are as of yet unnamed.