Scientists think shrooms might be a cure for drug addiction and clinical depression

This is posted with the idea of “Fighting fire with fire!”

A number of research labs around the world are experimenting with an interesting medication.

Scientists studied psychedelic drugs and their therapeutic potential back in the 1950s and 60s, but in the 1970s, restricted federal policies put an end to most research. It’s only in the last decade or so that scientific research into the possible benefits of hallucinogens has made a comeback.

“There’s now research involving all sorts of hallucinogens — psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, MDMA, and ketamine — and their therapeutic benefits in many different places, both in the US and abroad,” says Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu, who studies psilocybin at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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