Dating a clinically depressed person
This is especially true of certain deliriants (e.g. Ethical concerns have also been raised about over-use of these drugs clinically, and about their marketing by manufacturers. There is archaeological evidence of the use of psychoactive substances (mostly plants) dating back at least 10,000 years, and historical evidence of cultural use over the past 5,000 years.
Popular campaigns to allow certain recreational drug use (e.g. Medicinal use is one important facet of psychoactive drug usage.
In a domain in which the proposed “therapies” are so drastic, it is not too much to ask for a solid, evidence-based statement of who is being treated, for what, and why, before writing a prescription or passing a law.
There have been suicide attempts, hospitalizations and crazy, abusive behavior galore. And I don’t have a relationship with any of these mentally ill people. Not one of them gets help, follows a regimen, admits to the mental illness, or tries to get better. And my brother, the one I grew up with, the one who I remember with white-blond hair, the one that would sleep under the covers and wake with rosy cheeks, the one that had Winnie-the-Pooh fuzzy pajamas with booties, is mentally ill.
Drug rehabilitation attempts to reduce addiction, through a combination of psychotherapy, support groups, and other psychoactive substances. Psychoactive drug misuse, dependence and addiction have resulted in legal measures and moral debate.
Conversely, certain psychoactive drugs may be so unpleasant that the person will never use the substance again. Governmental controls on manufacture, supply and prescription attempt to reduce problematic medical drug use.
These substances may be used medically, recreationally, to purposefully improve performance or alter one's consciousness, as entheogens, for ritual, spiritual, or shamanic purposes, or for research.
Some categories of psychoactive drugs, which have therapeutic value, are prescribed by physicians and other healthcare practitioners.