Once again, another reason why psychedelic drugs are not to be messed with:
There unpredictable effects are widely known, yet people are willing to take the risk. Why?
The young man, now recuperating, had this to say when asked whether he was trying to kill himself:
“No, I just wanted to wake up from the bad nightmare,” he reportedly replied. “I am happy and I love my life.”
Perhaps he was trying to reenact the closing scene of Fight Club, but it is pretty clear that shooting yourself in the head is a really lousy decision. The fact that this drug erased his inner impulse control and sense of reality should tell you all you need to know about these kinds of drugs.
But, if he is so happy with his life, why is he risking so much to escape it through mind-altering drugs? Perhaps he is happy because he has been escaping his realities for a while with this stuff. If so, he's heading for trouble down the line: psychedelic drugs can have permanent effects, and that does not include the very real problem with uncontrolled 'flashbacks.'
Imagine you are on the highway with him going 80mph when all of a sudden he returns to this experience...