Episode 28: Discussing the benefits and risks using psychedelics, with Dr. Rakesh Jain

Episode 28 December 28, 2022 01:01:09
Episode 28: Discussing the benefits and risks using psychedelics, with Dr. Rakesh Jain
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Episode 28: Discussing the benefits and risks using psychedelics, with Dr. Rakesh Jain

Dec 28 2022 | 01:01:09


Show Notes

What are the benefits and risks using psychedelics to treat mental health issues or addiction?   My next guest will address this question and many others, such as, does micro-dosing really work? You’ll be surprised.   Dr. Rakesh Jain, is a psychiatrist, professor, speaker, and researcher studying benefits and risks using psychedelics as a treatment modality.  Dr. Jain holds an MD, MPH, and attended medical school at the University of Calcutta in India. He then attended graduate school at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, where he was awarded a “National Institute/Center for Disease Control Competitive Traineeship”.

His research thesis focused on impact of substance abuse. He graduated from the School of Public Health in 1987 with a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree. Dr. Jain served a three-year residency in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

He followed that by obtaining further specialty training, by undergoing a two-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Jain completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Research Psychiatry at the University of Texas Mental Sciences Institute, in Houston.

He was awarded the “National Research Service Award” for the support of this postdoctoral fellowship.

He serves on several Advisory Boards focusing on drug development and disease state education. He was also recently the Chair of the US Psychiatric Congress, held in Las Vegas, and for several years has served as a member of the Steering Committee for US Psychiatric Annual Congress.

He is a recipient of “Public Citizen of the Year” award from the National Association of Social Workers, Gulf Coast Chapter, in recognition of his community and peer education, and championing of mental health issues.

He was also recently awarded the “Extra Mile Award” by the school district, in recognition of the service to the children of the school district, and consultation to the teachers and counselors. 

Take a listen to this very informative podcast.  Thank you Dr. Jain for your amazing work in the field of psychedelic treatment.


More information about Dr. Jain’s research and other studies:


Study Record | Beta ClinicalTrials.gov




PAWS SURVEY (jainuplift.com)


PSYCHEDELICS (jainuplift.com)



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