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An Open-Label, Phase 2a Single Dose Study of 5-MeO-DMT in Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder



Alcohol use disorder is common and debilitating, with sufferers often aware that they are drinking excessively but struggling to cut down and stop. 

With the support of Beckley PsyTech we are trialling 5-MeO-DMT given with structured psychological support for alcohol use disorder. 5-MeO-DMT is a short-acting psychedelic drug, which means that it induces an altered state of consciousness that can be characterised by mystical experiences, strong emotions, visions and distorted perceptions. 


This is a phase 2, open-label trial investigating 5-MeO-DMT given intranasally alongside structured psychological support for alcohol use disorder. 

Participating in the trial

You need to have alcohol use disorder to participate in the trial. You will need to be able to travel to South London (Brixton and Camberwell) to take part in the trial. We will be able to pay your travel expenses, but you will not be paid for participating in the trial. There are strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. For one reason or another many people turn out not to be suitable for clinical trials, so please bear in mind the implications of being told that you can't take part.

Effects of Psychedelics

5-MeO-DMT is a short acting psychedelic which can have a very intense effect that comes on within minutes, then fades over the course of 30 minutes.

We only give people psychedelics in a dedicated hospital facility with support from doctors, nurses, psychotherapists and study coordinators. We don’t give people psychedelics to take home.

It isn’t possible to predict how psychedelics will affect an individual person. Clinical trials are an experiment. They are being done because we do not yet know if psychedelic therapy is a safe and effective form of treatment. Therefore, your participation in a trial comes with some risks. Your condition could improve, stay the same or it could worsen. Psychedelic therapy is not a ‘reset’ for your brain and it is not a ’quick fix’. You also need to bring a genuine motivation to change. 

Trials Design


Open for recruitment



Clinical area

Alcohol use disorder


5-MeO-DMT with Structured Psychological Support

Recruitment period




Beckley PsyTech


Beckley PsyTech

Our Partners

Project status: Ongoing

Principal Investigator