Category Archives: Addiction Treatment

Psychedelics: How Psilocybin is Gaining More Relevance in Mainstream Mental Health Care

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Given the impact that orthodox drugs have on the human body and mind, it’s understandable why new drugs undergo several trials and tests before being given the green light for use in society.  If there is any group of drugs that had to wait to gain any form of acceptance, it’s the psychedelics.  Considering that […]

Long-Term Follow-Up of Psilocybin-Facilitated Smoking Cessation

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It is estimated that by 2030, there will be 8 million tobacco-related deaths worldwide [1]. The current methods to treat smoking addiction have proved to be hit and miss, and without long term effects. There is a dire need for a renewed approach to this endemic, and scientists might have found a way. Psilocybin, a […]

Quit Smoking with the Help of ‘Magic Mushrooms’

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There are many out there who did not want to pick up smoking but did it. They are more who want to kick the habit but have failed in their pursuit. Many attempt dozens of times but fail to do so. They have developed an association with the addiction, and it becomes increasingly difficult to […]

Use of Psilocybin for Treatment-resistant Depression

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Used in indigenous communities for over centuries, mushroom extracts are finding their way into modern treatments. Psilocybin can be found in over 100+ mushrooms and it has shown promise in the treatment of psychological treatment of depression. It has shown to be effective even in treatment-resistant depressive ailments, with decreased symptoms recorded in the majority […]

Psilocybin’s Potential as a Treatment for Mental Health Conditions

Psilocybin’s potential as a treatment for mental health conditions

Mental health diseases, including depressed moods, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, alcohol, and tobacco consumption have been treated by hallucinogens such as psilocybin. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring hallucinogen that is naturally produced by 100+ mushrooms worldwide [1]. It was first extracted by Albert Hofmann in 1957, and the first medical product was created a year later. […]

Potential Therapeutic Effects of Psilocybin

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Psychedelic compounds have been in use over the centuries by various indigenous people. One of the first psychedelic, mescaline, was isolated in 1897 by Arthur Heffter. However, it was the identification and synthesis of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1943 [1] that psychedelics came into prominence. Over 1000 clinical papers have been published on psychedelics, […]

Using of Psilocybin for Treating Substance Use Disorders

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The World Health Organization has revealed that about 11.8 million people worldwide suffer from illegal drug dependence [1]. It is endemic in the urban and rural populace, while there are question marks about Substance use disorders (SUD). They can be treated through psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. However, the effectiveness of these techniques is partial at best. […]