The resurrection of psychedelic psychiatry and its role in addiction treatment

Rachel Skocylas

Abstract


Psychedelic psychiatry, a field which was previously popular between 1950-1970, has recently received a renewed interest as several recent studies have highlighted the potential role of hallucinogens in the treatment of addictions and various mental illnesses. This paper looks at evidence supporting the use of LSD, ibogaine and ayahuasca to treat various addictions and discusses the barriers to further exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances.



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