Study Finds Psilocybin is Effective For Treating Alcoholism

The first proof-of-concept study is conducted examining psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcoholism.

January 13, 2015

Researchers treated 10 volunteers with DSM-IV alcohol dependence using psilocybin and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Abstinence from alcohol increased significantly after treatment and gains were largely maintained at the 36-week follow-up. The intensity of the psilocybin effects strongly predicted the positive changes in drinking behavior, decreased cravings, and increases in abstinence self-efficacy.