LSD use by Americans 'probably tripled' during COVID-19 pandemic

LSD use has been on the uptick since Trump became president, but it has seen LSD use increase by a huge 56% in the last 3 years.

Published Sun, Jul 19 2020 4:20 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:42 AM CST

It has been a hard year for most Americans, and hell most human beings across the planet in all countries -- but some interesting news has flung across my desk -- or should I say screen.

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University of Cincinnati graduate student Andrew Yockey has some interesting statistics to share, with Scientific American writing a story titled "Americans Increase LSD Use-and a Bleak Outlook for the World May Be to Blame". You can read the entire thing here.

Andrew Yockey, a doctoral candidate in health education at the University of Cincinnati and lead author of the paper explains: "LSD is used primarily to escape. And given that the world's on fire, people might be using it as a therapeutic mechanism. Now that COVID's hit, I'd guess that use has probably tripled".

The article explains that LSD usage has spiked since President Trump won the 2016 elections, with the last 12 months of LSD usage increasing by 56% over the last 3 years. Those with college degrees saw a 70% increase in usage, a 59% increase in LSD usage with people aged 26 to 34, a gigantic 223% increase with people 35 to 49, and a 45% increase in those 50 years and over.

Check out the full article: You can read Americans Increase LSD Use-and a Bleak Outlook for the World May Be to Blame.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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