Lectures and seminars Open lecture about how psilocybin can be used in the treatment of Tobacco Addiction.

10-09-2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Hörsal Vesalius, Berzelius väg 3
PhD Matthew Johnson

Matthew W. Johnson is Associate Professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is a psychologist with expertise in addiction and risk behavior. He has published over 100 scientific articles and chapters, many of which focus on psychedelic substances. He has worked with psilocybin as a drug for smoking cessation since 2007 and has acted as a guide for over 100 psychedelic therapy sessions. He was first author of the safety guidelines for human psychedelic research published in 2008, which has facilitated the safe initiation of psychedelic research in an increasing number of universities.

The first study on psilocybin-assisted treatment in smoking cessation was published in 2014 and showed that 80% of the participants were abstinent after six months. On September 10, Dr. Johnson will share preliminary results from the ongoing follow-up study, which uses brain imaging to compare psilocybin-assisted therapy with nicotine patches. Read the full abstract here: https://docdro.id/MrxbZaR

The lecture is free and no pre-registration is required, but the number of seats is limited. Participants are advised to arrive in time to secure a seat.



Alexander Lebedev Research Specialist