WA authorizes UW study of ‘magic mushrooms’ as PTSD treatment

MyNorthwest | May 17, 2023

Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5263 into law, which mandated a study into psilocybin as well as the creation of a regulatory body for the possible recreational and medical use of the drug. Leading the upcoming study will be Dr. Nathan Sackett, with the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

This is your body on alcohol

Right as Rain | May 17, 2023

Alcohol is so normalized in our culture that we often forget its effects on our bodies, including long-term consequences of alcohol use like cardiovascular disease, anxiety and more. Nathan Sackett is quoted.

Center for Novel Therapeutics in Addiction Psychiatry is official

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | March 30, 2023

The UW’s Office of Research facilitates the development of new research initiatives that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and sanctions the creation of new interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, and Programs collectively referred to as ‘Organized Research Units’ (ORUs). The Center for Novel Therapeutics in Addiction Psychiatry (NTAP) is the latest initiative to become an official UW Research Center.

Can you get life insurance if you take psychedelics?

Policygenius | December 30, 2022

Over the last six years, psychedelic drugs have gained increasing acceptance in the medical and legal realms as legitimate treatments for mental health conditions. Nathan Sackett, MD, MS, says researchers are finding growing evidence that psychedelics can help treat conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Washington lawmakers considering a bill to legalize psilocybin for medical treatment

KXLY.com | February 2, 2022

Washington lawmakers will consider legalizing the use of psilocybin to treat various illnesses like PTSD and depression. Nathan Sackett, MD, MS, told the committee: "Evidence currently suggests that psilocybin, when given in a controlled environment under the care of a provider, may significantly reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and a range of substance abuse disorders."