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Psychedelic psilocybin cuts cravings and boosts key brain functions in rat models of alcohol use disorder

…set out to see whether psilocybin could restore the receptor’s expression and tamp down the desire to seek out alcohol while also restoring flexibility in cognition.

The researchers gave the rats one of two different doses of psilocybin to see whether the magic mushroom ingredient was effective at reducing relapses. They found that both doses were effective compared to a control treatment, the team said in a statement… the promising effects of psilocybin stem from the compound’s ability to restore expression of a specific glutamate receptor known as mGluR2, the researchers explained. 

Original Article (Fierce Biotech):
Psychedelic psilocybin cuts cravings and boosts key brain functions in rat models of alcohol use disorder
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