People Are Escaping Reality In Record Numbers, The Most Embarrassingly Inaccurate Study Ever Shows


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Adults are using hallucinogenic drugs to escape reality in record-highs, according to a really badly developed survey published in August.

The survey was conducted amongst a substantial cohort of 28,500 total participants aged 19 to 50-years-old by Monitoring the Future, whose website was broken at the time of publication. Some 8% of 19 to 30-year-olds said they’d used hallucinogens, as did 4% of 35 to 50-year-olds.

But there are many, many issues with the study. Firstly, LiveScience claimed Monitoring the Future said MDMA is a hallucinogen. It’s not. It also listed “shrooms” and psilocybin as two different drugs. They’re not. Some mushrooms contain psilocybin, a hallucinogen or “psychedelic” substance.

It’s a shame the Monitoring the Future organization doesn’t seem to have conducted even a basic level of accurate research. Then again, the people who run it can’t even get their website to work, so it probably shouldn’t be such a surprise that their study is inaccurate as heck too.

“Substance use is not limited to teens and young adults, and these data help us understand how people use drugs across the lifespan,” Dr. Nora Volkow, who also clearly hasn’t bothered to learn the absolute basics on drugs if she’s basing any of her work on survey as atrocious as this one, said. I’m sure that’s not an issue though. She’s only the director for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. (RELATED: Meta Gala Proves Celebrities Are Becoming Pointless And Stupid … Except Jack Harlow)

What is most shameful is the survey has been conducted since 1975. You’d have thought at least one scientist would have stepped in to correct the organization’s mistake by now. But no one has, which only speaks even louder to the inaccuracy of most scientific data we gather and spew in the 21st century.

Also, I am fairly confident most of the respondents have tried various drugs prior to this survey. I mean, would you tell some random survey you’ve used recreational drugs in the past? Probably not. That’s why these types of studies are stupid and a waste of most people’s time.