Study: Mushrooms may help cocaine addiction

MEDIA ACCOUNTS NEW THIS MORNING B RESEARCHERS ARE TAKING AN UNUSUAL APPROACH TO CURING COCAINE ADDICTION

THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS ON THAT ADDICTION RESEARCHERS AT UAB'S SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH WILL GIVE COCAINE ADDICTS JUST ONE DOSE OF THE TREATMENT THEY SAY THAT'S BECAUSE THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE IS POWERFUL AND CAN BE EFFECTIVE AFTER JUST THAT ONE DOSE THEY'VE HAD 18 COCAINE ADDICTS GO THROUGH THE PROGRAM SO FARBUT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR MORE TO COMPLETE THEIR STUDY I ASKED ONE OF THE RESEARCHERS WHETHER IT'S POSSIBLE THAT COCAINE ADDICTS COULD INSTEAD BECOME ADDICTED TO HALLUCINOGENS AFTER THE EXPERIENCEHERE'S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY it's like taking 10 years of psychotherapy and smashing it into six hours It is not the kind of high you get from something like cocaine And there have been other studies where the animals have unrestricted access to psilocybin and all they have to do is push a lever to receive it And once they receive it once, they don't even push the lever again

SHE SAYS ANIMALS THAT WERE GIVEN UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO COCAINE WOULD ESSENTIALLY ABUSE THE DRUG & OVERDOSE THIS STUDY NEEDS MORE PARTICIPANTS IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD WE'LL HAVE THOSE DETAILS COMING UP FOR YOU IN

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