“Greater Boston” host Emily Rooney interviews Honor Thy Daughter author Marilyn Howell, Ed.D. (educator and author of Honor Thy Daughter) and Rick Doblin, Ph.D. (Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) about the potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy to help treat anxiety associated with terminal illness. Howell discusses how psychedelics (including MDMA, the main ingredient in the street drug Ecstasy) combined with therapy helped her adult daughter come to terms with her illness and reestablish her lost connection with her family. Doblin describes what scientists are learning about the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and how they might help patients overcome trauma and anxiety.
This episode aired on November 22, 2010, on WGBH Boston.