Clinical Psilocybin Therapy for Addiction
Clinical Psilocybin Therapy for Addiction with Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu
Today’s show features our first guest from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu. We discuss the history of clinical research on psilocybin, its implications, and its bright future for healing. We also discuss the possibility of treating Alzheimer’s and dementia with psilocybin. Dr. Garcia-Romeu gives us an in-depth perspective on the execution of this important research, and hopefully inspires others to fuel its progression.
Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu is a member of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty at the Johns Hopkins University and a Guest Researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program. His research examines the effects of psychedelics in humans, with a focus on psilocybin as an aid in the treatment of addiction. He received his doctorate in Psychology in 2012 from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, where he studied self-transcendence and meditation, and their relationship to mental health. His current research interests include clinical applications of psychedelics, mindfulness, and altered states of consciousness and their underlying psychological mechanisms. He additionally studies real-world drug use patterns and impacts on public health, and the role of spirituality in mental health and addiction.