Terri Krebs is a Norwegian researcher who says that nomming on some shrooms or dropping acid is no more dangerous than playing soccer or riding a bike.
Here’s what she wrote in a open letter to the medical journal Lancet Psychiatry:
In the past 50 years, people have used at least half a billion doses of psychedelics. Overall psychedelics are not particularly dangerous when compared with other common activities such as riding a bike or playing soccer.
She’s not saying that there are no dangers to taking these drugs, she’s just saying that the dangers are about the same or less when compared to riding a bike or playing soccer. Which makes a lot of sense.
Looks like science now agrees with your drug dealer (kind of). So next time you’re tripping balls at some festival and having a bad trip, just remember that what you took is no more dangerous than a game of soccer.
Or riding a bike.
So just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.