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Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-facilitated smoking cessation. (Johnson MW, Garcia-Romeu A, Griffiths RR, 2017)
Julkaisu:The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Tiivistelmä: BACKGROUND:
A recent open-label pilot study (N = 15) found that two to three moderate to high doses (20 and 30 mg/70 kg) of the serotonin 2A receptor agonist, psilocybin, in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for smoking cessation, resulted in substantially higher 6-month smoking abstinence rates than are typically observed with other medications or CBT alone.

OBJECTIVES:
To assess long-term effects of a psilocybin-facilitated smoking cessation program at ≥12 months after psilocybin administration.

METHODS:
The present report describes biologically verified smoking abstinence outcomes of the previous pilot study at ≥12 months, and related data on subjective effects of psilocybin.

RESULTS:
All 15 participants completed a 12-month follow-up, and 12 (80%) returned for a long-term (≥16 months) follow-up, with a mean interval of 30 months (range = 16-57 months) between target-quit date (i.e., first psilocybin session) and long-term follow-up. At 12-month follow-up, 10 participants (67%) were confirmed as smoking abstinent. At long-term follow-up, nine participants (60%) were confirmed as smoking abstinent. At 12-month follow-up 13 participants (86.7%) rated their psilocybin experiences among the five most personally meaningful and spiritually significant experiences of their lives.

CONCLUSION:
These results suggest that in the context of a structured treatment program, psilocybin holds considerable promise in promoting long-term smoking abstinence. The present study adds to recent and historical evidence suggesting high success rates when using classic psychedelics in the treatment of addiction. Further research investigating psilocybin-facilitated treatment of substance use disorders is warranted.
Yhdiste:Psilosybiini
Aihe:Addiktio
Menetelmät:Open label, seuranta
Otoskoko:15
Muuta:Seurantatutkimus tutkimuksesta Johnson ym. 2014
Tagit:
DOI:10.3109/00952990.2016.1170135
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5641975/
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