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Sociological investigations of human enhancement drugs: The case of microdosing psychedelics

Liokaftos, D (2021) Sociological investigations of human enhancement drugs: The case of microdosing psychedelics. International Journal of Drug Policy. ISSN 0955-3959

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Abstract

Microdosing psychedelics is the regular use of sub-perceptive threshold doses of substances such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin (‘magic’) mushrooms. The phenomenon has attracted increasing public and scientific attention in numerous countries in recent years. This commentary looks at microdosing psychedelics as an emerging facet of human enhancement through drugs. After presenting a narrative based on a multidisciplinary body of literature on human enhancement drugs and microdosing, the commentary maps out directions for further sociological studies of the phenomenon as well as outlining the different fields such research can contribute to.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 11 Medical and Health Sciences, 16 Studies in Human Society, 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 11:43
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 05:37
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103099
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14778

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