Can taking a hallucinogen curb cocaine use?
- Lifetime prevalence of cocaine use among all adults (aged 15 to 64 years old) in nationwide surveys among the general population.
According to Peter Hendricks Ph.D, University of Alabama is one of six universities in the world currently investigating the medicinal benefits of psilocybin. The other five are Johns Hopkins University, Imperial College London, New York University, University of California-San Francisco and Yale.
Hendricks was also interviewed about how psilocybin may be used to help individuals stop using cocaine by author Michael Pollan in his latest book, “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.” The book explores the renaissance of scientific research into these compounds and their potential to relieve several kinds of mental suffering, including depression, anxiety and addiction.
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*Note : Portugal, which has decriminalized all drugs since 2001, boasts extremely low cocaine prevalence of cocaine use, as well as the lowest rates of opiods in Europe.