Use of LSD On Drug Addicts Called Experimental And Inhumane

From: Citizens Commission on Human Rights
Published: Thu Aug 24 2006

The idea of giving Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to drug addicts, as talked about by Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer and other British Columbia health authorities has been utterly condemned by The Citizens Commission on Human Rights calling the concept an "experimentation on human beings", a blatant suppressive act and a definite breach of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Such experimentation would have to follow The Nuremberg Code which is a set of principles for human experimentation set as a result of the Nuremberg trials at the end of the Second World War. Specifically, they were in response to the inhumane Nazi human experimentation carried out during the war by individuals such as Dr. Josef Mengele.

In a letter to the Minister of Health, the Honorable George Abbott, the CCHR pointed out the utter fallacy of giving an illegal drug to addicts and made reference to the total failure of other similar psychiatric based programs.

In the late 1950s, psychiatrists at the New Westminster-based Hollywood Hospital catered to a mixed clientele of American celebrities and Canadian politicians who were given LSD to treat alcoholism, drug addiction and psychological burn-out. For almost a decade after LSD was criminalized in North America in the late 1960s, Hollywood Hospital served up therapeutic LSD before the provincial government pulled funding in 1975 and the hospital closed.

In early 1967, A Psychiatrist, Dr. Barker commenced a new series of experiments on the patients at Oak Ridge Hospital in Penetanguishene, Ontario. The LSD Experiments were conducted as part of the "Defense Disruption Therapy" program but only on a select group of patients within the program were subjected to the experiment.

The men who were chosen for the experiment were escorted to Oak Ridge’s F Ward where the LSD was administered. There, in the Capsule, or Box, or white room, a group of stripped naked men were confined to an area where they would be in various states of drug induced "trips" that would sometimes last a number of days.

Patients were given massive doses of LSD either orally or injected intramuscularly and at times administered in combination with Methedrine (a drug of the amphetamine group. Also known as methamphetamine, it is used as a stimulant).

The LSD Experiments have been documented to result in various serious and long lasting symptoms, including but not limited to suicide (attempted and realized), homicide, paranoid psychoses, severe depression, acute schizophrenic reactions, extreme anxiety, and "flashbacks".

Cold war era intelligence services were keenly interested in the possibilities of using LSD for interrogation and mind control, and also for large-scale social engineering. The CIA conducted extensive research on LSD, which was mostly destroyed. Project MKULTRA (also known as MK-ULTRA) was the code name for a CIA mind-control research program begun in the 1950s and continued until the late 1960s.

Introduced by Sandoz Laboratories as a drug used by the psychiatric industry,
LSD quickly became promoted as one of psychiatry’s "wonder drugs". However, the use of the drug in Western society in the middle years of the twentieth century led to a political firestorm that resulted in the banning of the substance for medical as well as recreational and spiritual uses.

Brian Beaumont,. President of the Vancouver chapter of CCHR said, "The health authorities should be shooting the idea of giving addicts another more damaging drug to contend with down in flames instead of even considering the idea. Psychiatrists have already experimented with LSD on human beings several times over in past years and like all of their other practices these experimentations have been a total failure resulting in a great many ruined lives".

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was established by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

If you know of anyone, including a child, who has been abused or harmed by a psychiatrist call The Citizens Commission on Human Rights at 1 800 670 2247. Complete confidentiality assured.

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