Psychedelics for addiction recovery: 5 Questions for physician Peter Grinspoon
Grinspoon discusses recovery, addiction and whether psychedelics might have a role in addiction treatment. Traditionally, recovery has been looked at as the absence of drugs. Maybe we are thinking about it the wrong way? At Mass General, they have multidisciplinary teams — a primary care doctor who understands addiction and prescribes medications like Suboxone; an addiction psychiatrist; a recovery coach to provide individual peer support; social workers to help people with housing, employment, and health insurance. "We want to give people a pathway out of addiction. You can’t just stop using drugs; you’ve got to have a job, housing, and healthcare. Otherwise people are just going to be miserable and go back to using."Read More at The Microdose.