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EASS Webinar – Emerging Evidence on Psychedelic-assisted Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
The Emerging Addiction Science Seminar (EASS) Series
March 23, 2023 12:30 – 1:30pm via Zoom
Emerging Evidence on Psychedelic-assisted Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
with Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D.
Description: Growing evidence suggests substantial therapeutic potential of psychedelic-assisted treatments for mental health conditions including mood and substance use disorders. Data from historical and contemporary studies examining psychedelic therapies will be presented along with a discussion of current hypotheses surrounding biological and psychological mechanisms of action relevant to psychedelic-assisted treatments. Important facets of psychedelic therapy models will be described in addition to potential risks and contraindications.
Bio: Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research examines the effects of psychedelics in humans, with a focus on psilocybin as an aid in the treatment of addiction. His current research interests include clinical applications of psychedelics, real-world drug use patterns, diversity in science, and the role of spirituality in mental health. He is a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research and the International Society for Research on Psychedelics. He serves on the Board of Directors for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) and is an Associate Editor for the journal Psychedelic Medicine.