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World’s largest research centre to find out if psyechedelics can treat alcoholism and other conditions

Rozina Sabur

The world’s largest research centre has been launched to examine whether psychedelic drugs can treat depression, opioid addiction and Lyme disease after tech entrepreneurs helped fuel new interest in the field.

Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine announced the launch of the new Centre for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research last week, made possible by a $17m donation from a group of private donors, including the founder of WordPress and a popular podcast host.

It comes amid a surge in interest in psychedelic compounds to treat a range of mental health disorders...

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