Narrative identity, rationality, and microdosing classic psychedelics.


Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92521, United States. Electronic address: [Email]


Microdosing involves ingesting a small dose of a classic psychedelic (e.g., LSD and psilocybin) at regular intervals for prolonged periods. The practice is said to reduce anxiety, improve mood, and offer several creative and practical benefits to users. Using the narrative identity theoretical framework, our aim was to explore the experiences of those who microdosed classic psychedelics. Specifically, we sought to understand how and why they began microdosing and how they made sense of their actions in the context of their conventional lives.


LSD,Microdosing,Narrative identity,Psilocybin,Qualitative analysis,Symbolic boundaries,