INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHEDELICS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Description:

Over the past decade, psychedelic therapy has seen a resurgence of interest from the scientific and medical communities, with accumulating evidence supporting its safety and efficacy in treating various conditions, including substance use disorder (SUD). Research dating back to the mid-20th century has highlighted the therapeutic potential of both classic psychedelics, such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, ayahuasca, and mescaline, as well as newer non-classic psychedelics like ketamine, MDMA and ibogaine.

Join the Substance Use Interest Group on Thursday, June 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET as we welcome Dr. Sandeep Nayak, Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research, to explore the emerging science of using psychedelics in addiction treatment. Our discussion will cover the historical context and evolution of the field, foundational information on psychedelic therapy for SUD, past and emerging research, the diverse cultural contexts in which psychedelics are used, and the current regulatory landscape for using psychedelics in addiction treatment. We will also delve into specific research findings on the use of psilocybin for reducing illicit opioid use, improving quality of life, smoking cessation and addressing comorbidity in depression and alcohol use.

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Event Details

Date:
June 13, 2024
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free