TagLast edit: 30 Aug 2020 22:12 UTC by MikkW

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
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Inoc­u­lat­ing against Psychedelic Woo

MikkW21 Aug 2020 5:54 UTC
8 points
11 comments6 min readLW link

A ra­tio­nal­ist’s guide to psy­choac­tive drugs

Skatche10 Feb 2011 1:01 UTC
85 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
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