Can psychedelics help treat addictions?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison try to answer the question, “can psychedelics help treat addictions?” They discuss some of the exciting research being done on psychedelic therapies for addiction like psilocybin for nicotine and alcohol use disorder or ibogaine for opiate use disorder. They also explore the factors that contribute to and perpetuate addiction and how the perspective-granting power of a psychedelic experience might be uniquely helpful for someone seeking to break free from an addictive relationship to a substance or behavior pattern.

Ibogaine: psychedelic treatment for substance use disorders with Dr. Bruno Rasmussen

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Bruno Rasmussen MD to talk about the psychedelic, ibogaine. Bruno is an internal medicine physician, gastroenterologist, and the CMO of Beneva Clinics in São Paulo, Brazil. Bruno has spent the last 20 years working with ibogaine to treat substance use disorders with incredible success.

Beneva Clinics website: https://clinicabeneva.com/en/
Beneva Clinics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benevaclinics/

(1:55) Bruno introduces himself and to how ibogaine is used in Brazil
(4:40) Is ibogaine treatment safe?
(7:25) Ibogaine treatment for cocaine and opiate use disorders
(22:40) The different phases of the ibogaine experience
(36:00) Do people use ibogaine for fun?
(38:56) Can ibogaine be used to treat other psychiatric conditions?
(42:20) Howard Lotsof, the researcher who discovered and pioneered the use of ibogaine
(50:25) Ibogaine microdosing and prescription a "Lambarene"
(54:10) Can ibogaine be used to treat alcohol use disorder?
(57:42) Traditional indigenous use of ibogaine in Africa

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Ketamine treatment for opioid use disorder & MORE with Dr. Eric Garland

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison joined by Dr. Eric Garland. Dr. Garland is the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Distinguished Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND), Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology and Survivorship at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Research Health Scientist in Whole Health at the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Garland the most prolific author of mindfulness research in the world.  We had him on the podcast today to talk about the mindfulness-based therapy intervention he created called Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). Learn more about Dr. Garland here: https://drericgarland.com/

(1:57) Dr. Garland introduces himself
(2:39) What is bio-behavioral clinical research
(5:11) The mechanisms of addiction and how Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) was designed to treat them
(9:44) Compassion for those who struggle with addiction
(13:58) The critical importance of savoring
(20:37) Technique for helping people savor healthy pleasure
(29:28) MORE's affect on neurotransmitters
(34:12) MORE increasing feelings of self-transcendence
(43:32) Nondual Awareness Dimensional Assessment
(45:51) The scientific rigor of the psychedelic renaissance and caution agains the hype
(55:00) How to get trained in MORE

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