Suboxone Doctor Baltimore provides medication-assisted treatment and drug rehabilitation and opiate withdrawal management services.
Addiction is disease that keeps taking the lives of people all over the world. Millions are addicted to opioids, cigarettes, narcotics, and so many more substances. And SDT is in the fight to reduce these numbers.
In our clinic, we treat addictions using the best therapies in the medical industry. We use ketamine infusion therapy, quality CBD oils, Suboxone treatment, and medicinal marijuana. And soon, we will have acupuncture and Nad therapy, and brain restoration in our portfolio.
At Suboxone Doctor Baltimore, we are always looking for ways to help all the patients walking through our doors. So can psychedelics be any good in this fight?
What are psychedelics?
These are a group of substances that can alter people’s thoughts and their sensory perceptions. When someone takes a psychedelic, they tend to see colors, light and shapes more vividly. One particular psychedelic that has been seen to help addicts is psilocybin found in magic mushrooms.
When you take psilocybin, your emotions and thinking become more diverse. Your brain patterns change drastically so that different brain parts communicate with one another in new ways. This makes you experience things very differently than before taking it- even what might be “normal” for most people can seem like an alien world to someone on psychedelics.
Another known psychedelic is known as ibogaine. The psychedelic drug ibogaine has shown effectiveness in treating addictions such as alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and crack. However, experts say that while this substance can have positive health benefits, there are also harmful downsides like impacting one’s heart rate, which isn’t seen with psilocybin and thus makes it overall better.
How psychedelics can help mitigate addiction
There is only one way that psychedelics helps one fight off addiction. And since these substances target the brain, they help you change your mindset. Below is how it does it:
They help reduce craving for opiates
Psychedelics can target serotonin receptors in the brain, specifically those located deep within a person’s cortex. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers found that psychedelic substances decrease activity in some regions of an individual’s brain, especially those associated with their default mode network.
This way, you can fight cravings for things you were accustomed to. In this case, the addictive drug!
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At Suboxone Doctor Baltimore we like offering our patients all the information they need to become better and heal faster. And despite the evidence that the use of psychedelics is still in its infancy to help addiction, there is some hope that it works. For more information on this and other treatments, give us a call!