Receiving a draft notice in the late 60s felt like getting a death sentence. Add to that a growing resistance to the Vietnam War and it's easy to see why guys between 18 and 26—like our friend Bob—looked for any way to avoid induction. Instead of fleeing to Canada or shooting himself in the foot, Bob came up with a creative ploy he hoped would work: LSD.
There was a word-of-mouth rumor that taking it could make you unfit for military service. So with the help of his girlfriend, Bob dove into an altered state not unlike Alice in "White Rabbit." Did it work to avoid the Army? We'll let Bob explain. Let's just say there were unintended consequences and plot twists. And while his psychedelic escape plan didn't turn out the way he hoped, Bob still took some positives from the experience.
Fifty years after Bob's trip, LSD is back. Not yet legal, but used to cure addictions, to ease the end of life for the terminally ill, and for a new fad called micro-dosing. Check out these links for some serious reading about all of the above.