Benzodiazepines and Psychedelics: Interaction and Approach

benzodiazepine member summit psychedelics Mar 29, 2021
 

In this video excerpt from the monthly member summit, we’ll explore how benzodiazepines interface with psychedelic healing as well as potential strategies to minimize risks and maximize benefits for a variety of benzodiazepine users. 

Benzodiazepines (“Benzos”) are commonly prescribed drugs for anxiety disorders and psychedelics are being studied to treat anxiety amongst other psychiatric conditions. Due to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies (PAP) being poised to enter the clinician’s armamentarium in the near future, it stands to reason that the question of how to manage benzodiazepines in the context of psychedelic therapies will be relevant clinically. Outside clinical settings, benzodiazepines and psychedelics are already being used and combined in a variety of contexts, thus from a harm reduction perspective it’s already relevant to understand more about how these two classes of drug interact. 

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