A study published today by New York University researches in JAMA Psychiatry shows how they discovered that psilocybin, better known as “magic mushrooms”, is incredibly effective in treating alcohol use disorder.
This study was conducted on 93 people with alcohol dependence. Volunteers who received two doses of “magic mushrooms” along with psychotherapy showed an 83% reduction in days of heavy drinking within eight months of treatment. Whereas, those who received a placebo combined with psychotherapy only saw 53% reduction. Of those receiving the magic mushroom treatment, 48% stopped drinking completely by the end of the study, versus 24% of those receiving the placebo.
“Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of treating alcohol use disorder, a complex disease that has proven notoriously difficult to manage.”Michael Bogenschutz
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