OST Full Show: Atlanta Homeless Court Program, Psychedelic Treatment of PTSD
Atlanta Judge Christopher Portis recently launched a court program to help homeless defendants in Atlanta. Hear how the new initiative aims to help people get off the streets and navigate the court system. On Second Thought for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Researchers are studying how the use of psychedelic drugs like ecstasy, psilocybin, and ayahuasca may be effective treatments for psychiatric conditions like PTSD and depression. Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Emory University, Boadie W. Dunlop, and Freelance Health Journalist for NPR and Kaiser Health News, Will Stone, breakdown the current testing and how the science influences the political conversation surrounding legalization.
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