Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates: “Hallucinogenic drugs have been the foundation of my mental and artistic wellness”

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Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates spoke about the impact of psychedelic drugs they have had on his “artistic and mental wellness”.

Gates posted a tweet about the “How To Change Your Mind” docuseries, which talks about the stories of different drugs. Gates has also admitted that he has been a “enthusiast” of mind-altering drugs since his teens.

He said: “Hallucinogenic Drugs have been the foundation of my mental and artistic wellness. Those I’m closest to know I’ve been an enthusiast since I was in my early teens. I’ve never told my stories outside of my inner circle. This docu [How To Change Your Mind] is a game changer.”

He continued: “The feelings and explorations I’ve had during LSD, psilocybin, and 5meo DMT sessions have been transcendent to say the least. From them, I demand full strength experiences from my relationships and art. I demand that they make me feel something greater than normal filters allow.”

He added: “When I finished How to Change Your Mind, I felt compelled to share. There are so many mental health issues that these medicines do wonders for. As an ‘antiestablishment’ mind, I am disgusted by by both parties of our political system. The accounts of their greed are glaring. I hope that if you find this interesting, you proceed down this road with the utmost caution. There are so many bad actors in this genre and also, a lot of these treatments are illegal.”

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