Summary: Watch the full segment “Psychedelics in Sports” of the HBO Max series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel in which MAPS Founder and Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., and psychedelic researcher Robin Carhart-Harris, Ph.D., discuss the history and potential benefits of using psychedelics to treat athletes who have experienced head injuries.
Originally appearing here.
For decades, psychedelic drugs have been culturally linked to hippies and party people of all eras. But now scientists are starting to believe that substances like LSD, mushrooms, and even ecstasy may have curative effects on athletes who’ve suffered head injuries in combat sports. #HBO #RealSports
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