A compound in magic mushrooms (above), psilocybin, is being studied for its therapeutic benefits, and has been shown to help addicts and people with alcohol problems when used in clinical settings. Photo: Shutterstock
A compound in magic mushrooms (above), psilocybin, is being studied for its therapeutic benefits, and has been shown to help addicts and people with alcohol problems when used in clinical settings. Photo: Shutterstock
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Magic mushroom chemical helps teacher quit drinking; researchers say psychedelics can change the brain and stop addictions

  • Researchers explore whether psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms can help people shake the craving for legal and illegal substances
  • A psychedelic trip is ‘a roller coaster that takes you on a tour of your inner self’, expert says, and the most empowering model for therapy he has found

A compound in magic mushrooms (above), psilocybin, is being studied for its therapeutic benefits, and has been shown to help addicts and people with alcohol problems when used in clinical settings. Photo: Shutterstock
A compound in magic mushrooms (above), psilocybin, is being studied for its therapeutic benefits, and has been shown to help addicts and people with alcohol problems when used in clinical settings. Photo: Shutterstock
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