A CBS News program on addiction features Heffter researcher Stephen Ross and his upcoming study on the use of psilocybin to treat alcoholism. The interview, which is part of the #14Days on the Wagon series on CBS, focuses on the spiritual dimension of addiction.

“Ross believes using psilocybin medically in a controlled setting along with motivational interviewing can induce a spiritual experience that can bring an addict back from the brink of despair and give him hope and motivation to recover.

“Ross says, ‘By inducing a spiritual awakening, it may shift the person who’s addicted from this path they’re on which is very dark and going toward destruction… towards a different path and a connection back into their lives and developmental tracks.’”

#14Days: Psilocybin, where science meets spirituality | CBS News