The Journal of Psychopharmacology has published a meta-analysis of six trial studies from the 1960’sÂ concerning LSD therapy and its potential in treating alcoholism. The conclusions: “significant beneficial results” in treating alcohol abuse, or as noted expert Professor David Nutt states, “This is probably as good as anything we’ve got [for treating alcoholism].” One hopes this type of data will allow present studies to move forward and garner financialÂ support from governmental entities andÂ correspondingly engender a more receptiveÂ attitude for these experimental therapies by major researchÂ universities. The Heffter Research Institute supports these types of scientific inquiry.
Here is the link for the BBC article:Â http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17297714
Here are the links for the original article in The Journal of Psychopharmacology:
The links for the abstract and the full PDF article are also provided.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for alcoholism: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsJ PsychopharmacolÂ 0269881112439253,Â first published onÂ March 8, 2012Â as doi:10.1177/0269881112439253
Dr. Cibele Ruas, Â in the January 6, 2012 issueÂ of Brazil’s, CIENCIA (SCIENCE), writes on Dr. Roland Griffiths ground-breaking studies on the long lasting positive affects of psilocybin on personality. She also addresses Dr. GriffithsÂ currentÂ study with psilocybin on the treatment of anxiety and depression in terminal cancer patients. It isÂ encouragingÂ that Heffter research is reaching anÂ internationalÂ audience. The Heffter Institute thanks Dr. Ruas for her interest. The full article can be enjoyed in the following attachment.