For many of us, the idea of addiction recovery and behavior change therapy might invoke images of a psychologist or counselor leading a one-on-one or group session, but these images probably wouldn’t involve the use of psychedelic drug therapy.
On today’s episode, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins and author of 47 articles on psychedelic drugs, Matthew Johnson, PhD, discusses how psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin pills can help people who face addiction, depression, and emotional or psychological disorders.
“It’s not just a drug effect; it’s something about the nature of this experience, the qualitative nature of the experience that’s predictive of long-term beneficial outcomes…even though it’s prompted by a medication…in many ways it’s more like a learning experience. It has more in common with what we know about…psychotherapy than it does with psychiatric medications,” says Dr. Johnson.
On today’s episode, you will learn:
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