I had a discussion with a fellow about the use of drugs and wanted to ask what the catholic opinion of it would be.
Here is the dilemma:
Say there is a drug that one can take that would give you the same type of effects of a hallucinogen for 5 minutes and you would return to normal. It would have no side effects or cause any physiological damage. Also say that the drug is already produced in the body, so in essence you are causing an excess of this compound in your body to create the desired hallucinogen effect.
The fellow also said that this drug can be used for good to somehow reach a meditative state and be more in tune with the unconscious.
He thinks this is not immoral to take this drug, while i said it is immoral to alter your state of mind no matter what the side effects or lack their of are.
Which one of us is right from a catholic view point?