Longtime smoking habits can be very difficult to break. However, with the help of psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, this goal might be more attainable than expected. Recent, carefully controlled studies such as the one conducted at the John Hopkins University have shown remarkable progress by longtime smokers who were previously unable to quit smoking no matter what method they used. “Magic mushrooms” proved to be useful in helping them drop the habit indefinitely.
A Promising Study
The study was conducted by researchers working under Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychiatry at John Hopkins University. According to him, the results were highly conclusive, with more than 80% of the participants have been able to abstain from smoking entirely after 6 months. Compared to only a 35% success rate for varenicline – the drug that was previously believed to be the most successful in helping people quit – magic mushrooms seem to be far better at the task.
These results point to magic mushrooms as being extremely promising in treating addictions. The work of Professor Johnson is just the latest in a long line of studies that have pointed to the potential for mental health benefits associated with psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, provided that they are used appropriately.
The Importance of Professional Help
The researchers at John Hopkins, as well as those who have commented on the study, caution against the use of magic mushrooms as a “DIY treatment” for quitting smoking. Despite the clearly positive results, the mushrooms must be dosed and utilized appropriately to prevent health and safety problems. Further studies are important and can be facilitated with the help of favored psilocybe cubensis spores.
Experts point out that the drug requires careful preparation and a professional therapeutic setting. It is also known to be only the physical component in a process of healing that also features a very significant mental component – as patients are encouraged to reflect upon their thinking and habits, a process that is simply facilitated by the intake of magic mushrooms. As a result, it becomes clear that the use of mushrooms to quit smoking needs to be carefully monitored by a trained professional.