Joshua Lipson's research while affiliated with Columbia University and other places

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Tobacco use is the single largest cause of preventable death worldwide, but none of the established treatments aimed at smoking cessation work for a majority of smokers. As such, there is an urgent need for interventions capable of reliably treating nicotine addiction. The use of classic psychedelics has been associated with lower odds of many form...
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In this study, we describe the development and initial validation of two psychometric scales for measuring psychedelic integration. Psychedelic integration refers to the post-acute period of time following psychedelic drug administration. We created the Integration Engagement Scale (IES) to capture positive behavioral engagement with integration an...
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Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a major source of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and there is a pressing need to identify additional treatments for the disorder. Classic psychedelics (psilocybin, peyote, mescaline, LSD) have been linked to the alleviation of various substance use disorders and may hold promise as potential treatments for OUD. The...

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... One recent meta-analysis even found decreased suicidality following psychedelics administered in a therapeutic setting, which again emphasizes the importance of set and setting variables (Zeifman et al., 2022). Moreover, also large population-based studies found use of psychedelics associated with reduced psychological distress and suicidality (Hendricks et al., 2015;Jones and Nock, 2022b), depression (Jones and Nock, 2022a), lowered odds of crime arrests (Jones and Nock, 2022c;Hendricks et al., 2018), lowered odds of opiate use disorder (only psilocybin) (Jones et al., 2022), lower odds of heart disease and diabetes (Simonsson et al., 2021a), and lower odds of overweight (Simonsson et al., 2021b). However, it should be further noticed that psychedelics have an outstanding suggestive potency. ...