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Peter Hendricks, Ph.D.

Substance abuse treatment and prevention • Hallucinogenic therapy • Novel treatments for tobacco, cocaine and polysubstance dependence 

Media Contact: Holly Gainer, hgainer@uab.edu 

stephanie yates 2018 expertsPeter Hendricks, Ph.D.

Department of Health Behavior 

  

Areas of expertise:

  • Substance abuse treatment and prevention
  • Hallucinogenic therapy 
  • Novel treatments for tobacco, cocaine and polysubstance dependence 

 

 

Hendricks is currently researching the use of psilocybin to see if it will help individuals addicted to cocaine stop using the harmful drug. He theorizes that psilocybin, which is the active compound found in Psilocybe mushrooms, also known as "magic mushrooms," will work from the angles: biochemical, psychological and transcendental/spiritual. Hendricks is able to talk about his research as well as novel and more effective treatments for substance abuse dependence, with specific areas of focus on tobacco, cocaine and polysubstance abuse in vulnerable populations.

 

 

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