Published: Sept. 2, 2021

Candice L. Shelby, Professor of Philosophy, was recently interviewed by Montel Williams for his new Youtube show/podcast, Free Thinking with Montel. She gets personal about how addiction affected her own family and explains how her research focus developed from her frustration with existing treatment systems. Expanding to wide-ranging matters of social justice, Shelby says, “Every time there’s a step forward there’s a crash, we are looking at a really ugly place right now and I’m not saying that there’s an obvious way out.” The conversation expands to cover new research into how psilocybin and other hallucinogens can be used in trauma treatment.