Providing Mental Health Benefits Through Magic Mushrooms
The abuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain killers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a very serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
Our aim is to fight the Opioid Crisis through the use of Psilocybin. Currently there are no approved pharmacotherapies for cannabis and stimulant use disorders, and with the exception of contingency management, behavioral therapies generally have modest efficacy for treating substance abuse addiction. Thus, the current public health landscape highlights an urgent need for novel, innovative strategies for treating addiction. That’s where psilocybin comes in. Psilocybin has now been proven as one of the most effective alternative and natural therapies for combating substance abuse addiction, particularly opioid addiction. Read more here. And here.