TagLast edit: 4 Jun 2021 19:01 UTC by Multicore

Psychotropic substances are substances that noticeably affect how people think. This tag is intended primarily for substances that cause short-term experiences that (used responsibly) can have long-term positive or net-neutral effects on one’s intellectual, emotional, and “spiritual” growth. This includes psychedelics such as Psilocybin and LSD as central examples, as well as MDMA and Cannabis as less-central examples

Contrast with the tags Psychiatry and Nootropics, which also pertain to substances which affect people’s cognition

Men­tal Mountains

Scott Alexander27 Nov 2019 5:30 UTC
120 points
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A ra­tio­nal­ist’s guide to psy­choac­tive drugs

Skatche10 Feb 2011 1:01 UTC
91 points
49 comments17 min readLW link

Why would we think artists perform bet­ter on drugs ?

kilobug30 Oct 2011 14:01 UTC
14 points
35 comments11 min readLW link

Is it ra­tio­nal to take psilo­cy­bin?

pwno6 Mar 2009 4:44 UTC
13 points
56 comments1 min readLW link

The Cult Deficit: Anal­y­sis and Speculation

rogersbacon13 Jun 2021 5:33 UTC
11 points
11 comments13 min readLW link

Cog­ni­tive Im­pacts of Co­caine Use

Xodarap31 Jul 2021 21:53 UTC
24 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Men­tal health benefits and down­sides of psychedelic use in ACX read­ers: sur­vey results

RationalElf25 Oct 2021 22:55 UTC
104 points
18 comments10 min readLW link
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