MAGIC MUSHROOMS HELP SMOKERS KICK HABIT IN SMALL STUDY | BLOOMBERG

Heffter researcher Matt Johnson and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins University have completed a study showing that psilocybin (aka “magic mushrooms”) is a useful treatment for heavy smokers who want to quit. According to Bloomberg.com writer Michelle Fay Cortez:

Just two or three experiences with the hallucinogenic drug known as magic mushrooms helped a dozen long-term smokers quit, succeeding in a study where numerous other approaches failed.

The volunteers took a pill containing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, as part of a cognitive behavior therapy program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Six months later, 12 of the 15 participants remained smoke-free, according to the study results published today in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Magic Mushrooms Help Smokers Kick Habit in Small Study | Bloomberg.com

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