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Pilot Study of the 5-HT2AR Agonist Psilocybin in the Treatment of Tobacco Addiction (Johnson MW, Garcia-Romeu A, Cosimano MP, Griffiths RR, 2014)
Julkaisu:Journal of Psychopharmachology
Tiivistelmä: Despite suggestive early findings on the therapeutic use of hallucinogens in the treatment of substance use disorders, rigorous follow-up has not been conducted.

To determine the safety and feasibility of psilocybin as an adjunct to tobacco smoking cessation treatment we conducted an open-label pilot study administering moderate (20 mg/70 kg) and high (30 mg/70 kg) doses of psilocybin within a structured 15-week smoking cessation treatment protocol.

Participants were 15 psychiatrically healthy nicotine-dependent smokers (10 males; mean age of 51 years), with a mean of six previous lifetime quit attempts, and smoking a mean of 19 cigarettes per day for a mean of 31 years at intake.

Biomarkers assessing smoking status, and self-report measures of smoking behavior demonstrated that 12 of 15 participants (80%) showed seven-day point prevalence abstinence at 6-month follow-up. The observed smoking cessation rate substantially exceeds rates commonly reported for other behavioral and/or pharmacological therapies (typically <35%).

Although the open-label design does not allow for definitive conclusions regarding the efficacy of psilocybin, these findings suggest psilocybin may be a potentially efficacious adjunct to current smoking cessation treatment models. The present study illustrates a framework for future research on the efficacy and mechanisms of hallucinogen-facilitated treatment of addiction.
Menetelmät:Open label, seuranta
Tagit: pilotti, psilosybiini, riippuvuus, tupakka
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881114548296

European rating of drug harms. (van Amsterdam J, Nutt D, Phillips L, van den Brink W, 2015)
Julkaisu:Journal of Psychopharmacology
Tiivistelmä: BACKGROUND:
The present paper describes the results of a rating study performed by a group of European Union (EU) drug experts using the multi-criteria decision analysis model for evaluating drug harms.

Forty drug experts from throughout the EU scored 20 drugs on 16 harm criteria. The expert group also assessed criteria weights that would apply, on average, across the EU. Weighted averages of the scores provided a single, overall weighted harm score (range: 0-100) for each drug.

Alcohol, heroin and crack emerged as the most harmful drugs (overall weighted harm score 72, 55 and 50, respectively). The remaining drugs had an overall weighted harm score of 38 or less, making them much less harmful than alcohol. The overall weighted harm scores of the EU experts correlated well with those previously given by the UK panel.

The outcome of this study shows that the previous national rankings based on the relative harms of different drugs are endorsed throughout the EU. The results indicates that EU and national drug policy measures should focus on drugs with the highest overall harm, including alcohol and tobacco, whereas drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy should be given lower priority including a lower legal classification.
Yhdiste:päihteet yleisesti, LSD, psilosybiini, MDMA
Menetelmät:Kirjallisuuskatsaus, asiantuntijalausunto
Tagit: alkoholi, haitallisuusarvio, päihteet, tupakka
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881115581980