Magic mushrooms are already well-known in the scientific community for their health benefits. However, researchers at NYU seem to have found a new use for the mushrooms’ active substance, psilocybin, which is now also believed to help people suffering from alcohol addiction.
A Groundbreaking Study
According to the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, a new placebo study involving the use of therapy-assisted psilocybin on patients suffering from alcohol addiction has shown some remarkable results.
Even as neither the patients nor the therapists knew whether psilocybin or a placebo was used, 83% of the patients who were given the psychedelic compound experienced a significant reduction in heavy drinking, compared to only 51% of the placebo control group. Moreover, as they followed up on the study participants 8 months later, the researchers saw that 48% of them have actually given up drinking altogether.
These findings show that psilocybin could be used as a highly effective solution for treating alcohol addiction in this way, possibly without any significant side effects.
The Future of Psilocybin
Magic mushrooms have long been known for their beneficial qualities and the positive health benefits of their active substance, psilocybin. Established studies from past years show how psilocybe cubensis mushrooms are able to alleviate depression and anxiety, and the controlled use of psilocybin was able to maximize those results in laboratory studies.
Through the remarkable results of the NYU research, using the substance for fighting alcohol addiction could spell excellent news for the future of psilocybin altogether.
Almost 100,000 people die each year on average in the United States because of excessive alcohol use. With the help of psilocybin-assisted therapy, that number could be reduced significantly, and with the progress made through ongoing research, new uses for psilocybin may also be discovered in the mental health field.
Of course, experts still caution against premature optimism, as there is much work to be done in understanding the long term effects and side effects of using psilocybin in this way. Nevertheless, experts currently agree that, compared to other treatments for alcohol addiction, psilocybin and psilocybe cubensis mushrooms could represent some truly groundbreaking progress going forward.
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