KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s JESSE LEACH: I Actually Think Most Drugs Are Good For Humanity

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach shared his opinion on various types of drugs, telling Metal Hammer Magazine during a recent interview:

“I think psychedelia is important for aiding people with depression, anxiety, and dementia. Studies have been showing it lately – and I can attest to it personally – that psychedelic drugs in small micro-doses can really help people with mental disorders.

“Mushrooms and LSD have been scientifically shown to calm anxiety, help with depression and re-channel the synapses in the brain to alter personalities and help fix glitches in ways that we never thought were possible.

“And the natural side-effects of those drugs in low amounts is far less damaging to your brain than prescription drugs. The big pharmaceutical companies are making billions of dollars by essentially poisoning our livers and brains.

“I actually think most drugs, on the whole, are good for humanity. Marijuana, for instance, can help people go through chemotherapy, which is a horrible thing. But just like anything, abusing drugs can be detrimental to your physical and mental health.

“I definitely can’t stand cocaine though. I think the way that it’s processed and the whole methodology behind it, from the people who make it to the way it gets shipped in, make it a disgusting drug. I hate cocaine.

“I dappled with heroin when I was younger and that’s also a terrible, life-sucking drug, but I don’t think using it should be a criminal activity. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I think that we should legalize everything and treat addicts and drug abusers as people with mental illnesses, not criminals.”