Some of the most common psychedelic medicine used to treat alcohol addiction is MDMA and psilocybin mushroom. The field of psychedelic medicine used to treat mental health diagnoses and addiction is relatively new, but the studies being conducted show encouraging outcomes. This leads many entrepreneurs to invest in psychedelics ventures to help provide better treatment outcomes for those battling addiction.
Nearly 6.7 percent of adults in the US have reported having alcohol disorders. The COVID-19 pandemic has further spiked alcohol problems as more and more turned to drinking to cope with the stress and loss of employment, business, and other issues. Although several psychiatric treatments are available for addiction and alcoholism, none are as effective as plant-based medicine.
Let’s discuss the role of psychedelic medicine therapy in the treatment of alcoholism:
Types of Drugs Used in Psychedelic Therapy
Scientists have suggested that different psychedelic drugs are synthesized with compounds with varying results. Some of the most common drug options available to treat alcoholism are:
- LSD: Lysergic acid diethylamide is a mind-altering drug manufactured with synthetic chemicals and rye fungus.
- MDMA: MDMA, commonly known as ‘molly’, is a psychoactive drug that is also effective for patients with PTSD. They’re available in sassafras trees.
- DMT: N-N-Dimethyltryptamine is a hallucinogenic drug found in animals and plants (i.e., cacti).
MDMA and Alcoholism
Some emerging research suggests that psychedelic medicine therapy is one of the most effective drugs available to treat alcoholism. Addiction often occurs along with other mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Small dosages of MDMA can help reduce patients’ symptoms, making it easier for the addict to quit alcohol.
The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson, reports that psychedelic drugs helped him overcome his addiction to alcohol. He believes that mind-altering drugs like MDMA and LSD give an insight into why he coped with alcohol.
Psychedelic medicine treatment is becoming more accessible and mainstream as research uncovers its benefits and evidence for effectiveness.
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