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Jessica Cadoch (Maya): Changing Paradigms on Psychedelics and Addiction

October 24, 2020

Today on the Psychedelic Therapy Podcast, I am interviewing my colleague at Maya, Jessica Cadoch, our Research Manager for Public Health.

On the show, we discuss Jessica’s master's research in psychedelics and addiction. We talk about the paradigm shift in care she sees between the concept of the "powerless addict" and the idea of the empowered inner healer. We also discuss psychedelic societies, of which Jessica is an Executive Director in Montreal. Finally we touch on psychedelic ethics, a passion Jessica and I share.

Jessica is currently completing her master's degree in Medical Anthropology at McGill University. She is the Executive Director of the Montreal Psychedelic Society, and is our Research Manager at Maya. Her master’s research explores the implications involved in a shifting paradigm around psychedelic substances, particularly relating to twelve-step-based models of recovery from addiction.

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  • :08 - How did friends’ issues with addiction brought Jessica to study psychedelic medicine from the perspective of medical anthropology.
  • :15- Jessica’s research around addiction and psychedelics
  • :26 - A paradigm shift in addiction treatment
  • :31 - Psychedelic societies
  • :38 - Considerations for psychedelic ethics
  • :43 - Jessica shares her gratitude with psychedelic healers

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