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Millman RB, Beeder AB. 
“The new psychedelic culture: LSD, ecstasy, 'rave' parties and the Grateful Dead”. 
Psychiatric Annals. 1994;24(3):148-50.
Examines the psychedelic mind-set in the context of rave parties and Grateful Dead concerts, where hallucinogens are deeply embedded in the fabric of these ritualistic experiences. A resurgence of psychedelic drug use is occurring as groups of young people discover the effects of altered associations, perceptual distortion, and heightened emotional states caused by LSD, MDMA ([+-]3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), and other hallucinogens. These drugs are widely available, inexpensive, and socially reinforced by various societies of adolescents and young adults. Both the rave phenomena and the 'Dead Heads' represent organized and predictable assemblies where a growing movement of young participants engage in psychedelic drug use. Development of rewarding alternatives, including a sense of belonging in 'straight' society, is a critical aspect in treating young people involved in these drug-dominated cultures. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)
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