“It is a misnomer to say that all drugs are equally dangerous and hedonic”, says Andrew D. Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, a Psych Congress Steering Committee member, associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and attending nurse practitioner at the San Francisco Veterans Administration.
“It’s quite clear that these are not reinforcing – in fact, they can be quite challenging – and in that challenge lays the opportunity for healing,” he said. “Anybody who knows anything about psychedelics approaches them with deep reverence because they know there’s a good chance you’ll get your butt kicked at any given time or session. That’s why you have to hold these experiences with a lot of care and a lot of caution.”
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Psychedelics bring patients face-to-face with underlying issues
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