Psychedelic treatments for addiction challenge 12-step's ideas about what sobriety is: total abstinence from any mood- or mind-altering drug—psychedelics included.

“We don’t know conclusively if psychedelics are going to be effective in the treatment of addictive disorders,” Peter Hendricks, a professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham's Health and Behavior department in the School of Public Health, said. “It looks very promising right now. And if we continue to collect data that confirm our hypotheses, it would be nice to have AA more accepting of it.”

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