The research which supports their conclusions was carried out in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, with the scientists coming across a total of six studies that met contemporary scientific standards.
After examining the six studies it was established that 59 percent of patients who had received LSD, had either quit drinking, or were drinking less than before.
"Treatment with a single dose of LSD seems to give equally good results as the daily use of medications used to treat alcoholism today. It is unusual that a drug has therapeutic effect for six months after one dose," the researchers explained.
The results of the study were published on Friday in the prestigious British Journal of Psychopharmacology, and by Nature News.
LSD can cause altered states of consciousness and sensory experiences. It is prohibited in Norway as a narcotic substance, but is permitted for use as a medicine.