Integrating Psychedelics in Addiction Recovery: Exploring Standards of Care and Lessons Learned from PIR
- 01/09/2023 - 01/09/2023
- 12:00 - 12:30
- Room: Robert Koch (5th floor)
As the use of psychedelics like psilocybin, MDMA, and ayahuasca becomes more prevalent across the United States, Australia, and Europe due to the advancement of clinical drug development and drug policy reforms (e.g., decriminalization and legalization), providers of psychedelics and psychedelic-informed care have been developing standards of good practices with these substances.
This includes providers from peer-based (12 step recovery fellowships), professional/therapeutic, and religious settings. This presentation will be an opportunity to learn about Psychedelics in Recovery (PIR), a global fellowship where people identifying as being in or in need of recovery from substance-related or behavioral addictions, or their family members and loved ones, can discuss their interest in combining psychedelics with the Twelve Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous
PIR has generated standards of care for the safe use of psychedelics, and this presentation will include the process of generating these standards, and comments specifically on what the membership has learned about the apparent risks and benefits of using psychedelics as part of the care of persons suffering from addictions.