After spending much of the offseason touting his Ayahuasca-driven awakening, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have looked like a shell of their former selves this season, as they currently sit at 4-7.
While Rodgers has been almost smug about his spiritual journey, a new study suggests that perhaps his offseason adventures are having lingering effects that could be affecting his performance on the field.
According to a new study of 10,000 people who experimented with Ayahuasca, “more than half” said they experienced “negative mental health effects.” Furthermore, more than half of the group said that said mental effects stuck with them for “weeks or months.”
In the first major global study of its kind, researchers surveyed more than 10,000 people from more than 50 countries about their experiences with ayahuasca, an ancient South American brew. They found more than half said they had negative mental health effects while on ayahuasca such as hearing or seeing things that other couldn’t.
One in five said they suffered disturbing thoughts or nightmares, hallucinations or felt disconnected. More than five in 10 people said the mental health issues stuck with them for ‘weeks or months’. [via Daily Mail]
Currently in third place in the NFC North, Rodgers and the Packers will likely miss the playoffs this season unless they win all of their remaining games.
To close out the 2022 season, the Packers will face off against the Eagles, Bears, Rams, Dolphins, Vikings, and Lions. Currently, they trail the 49ers, Commanders, Falcons, and Cardinals for the 7th and final seed in the NFC Playoffs.