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Psilocybin Treatment for Depression - Patient Perspective

Clinical trials are currently investigating psilocybin therapy, as a treatment for depression at research centres around the world. This webinar gives valuable insight into the benefits of psilocybin treatment, from the perspective of a patient who suffered from depression for most of his adult life. Michael Bourne is a 57-year-old website designer from the North  …


Street Drug Discussions - Deep Dive into Alcohol

David Nutt – Deep Dive into Alcohol Alcohol is among the most harmful of all recreational drugs, and yet it is the most widely used in the UK. But how much do you really know about what alcohol does to the body and brain? In this video, Professor David Nutt, founder of Drug Science and  …


In My Professional Opinion - Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction

Clive Bates – Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction Nicotine without smoke? This discussion takes a brief tour through the science and policy controversies surrounding the concept of tobacco harm reduction: the idea of delivering the mild recreational drug without products of combustion of tobacco leaf. The WHO reports that 8 million deaths are caused annually  …


Women in Psychedelic Science - Part 2

This is the second Women in Psychedelic Science symposium to showcase the ground-breaking and outstanding work of women in psychedelics. The symposium provides a clinical perspective of psychedelic therapy, as well as developments in psychedelic fieldwork.   Psychedelic therapy – Clinical trials: Dr Sara Tai  A clinical psychologist and expert in psychotherapy in clinical trials  …


In My Professional Opinion - Healing Sexual Trauma with Entheogens and Psychedelics

Laura Mae Northrup – Healing Sexual Trauma with Entheogens & Psychedelics: Understanding Sexual Violence through a spiritual and political lens Laura Mae Northrup is a somatic psychotherapist and practices ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. She is the producer of the podcast Inside Eyes, a series about survivors of sexual trauma using entheogens and psychedelics in their healing. Laura  …


Study Drug Sessions - Insights on psychedelic microdosing

In July 2020, Drug Science launched the Medical Psychedelics Working Group (MPWG) – a consortium of experts, leading researchers and policy specialists. The overarching goal of this group is to create a rational and enlightened approach to psychedelic research and clinical treatment. To achieve this, education and destigmatisation will be critical in changing the public’s  …


How to prescribe medical cannabis in the UK

In this seminar, Professor Barnes provides a walkthrough of how to prescribe medical cannabis under the current UK regulations and the future of prescribing in the UK. 2020 was a turbulent year in which all resemblance of ‘normality’ was morphed into the ‘new normal’. This has also impacted the way in which prescriptions are made  …


An unholy triangle? Evidence, politics and uncertainty in drug policy

Professor Nutt’s talk explores the contributions of politics and science to decision making about alcohol and other drugs. Professor Nutt reveals how evidential uncertainties are used to strengthen the political rhetoric and how this process has led to the denial of clinical research and utility to the great detriment of millions of people for many  …


Clinical Insights - MDMA for Alcohol Use Disorder

Dr Ben Sessa – MDMA for Alcohol Use Disorder Dr Ben Sessa presents the preliminary data in an ongoing open-label safety and tolerability proof of concept study exploring the potential role for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted psychotherapy in treating patients with alcohol use disorder. At this stage, seven participants have completed the full 8-week MDMA-assisted psychotherapy course,  …


Study Drug Sessions - Sex, sexuality and body image

In July 2020, Drug Science launched the Medical Psychedelics Working Group (MPWG) – a consortium of experts, leading researchers and policy specialists. The overarching goal of this group is to create a rational and enlightened approach to psychedelic research and clinical treatment. To achieve this, education and destigmatisation will be critical in changing the public’s  …


How has COVID-19 affected drug use?

COVID-19 has changed our lives: from travel bans, social and physical isolation and empty cities to workers laid off and governments scrambling to muster effective responses. The impact that coronavirus has had on people varies widely and differently between countries. Relationships may be placed under new stresses and for those educating children at home, long  …


Putting UK Drug Policy into Focus

Commentary on the short film ‘Putting UK Drug Policy into Focus’ and reflections on the morality of a criminal justice approach to drugs A short film has been produced that explores some of the misconceptions fuelling the propagation of punitive drug policy, and what an alternative approach to drugs might look like. For a full  …


Clinical Insights - Psilocybin for Anorexia Nervosa

In July 2020, Drug Science launched the Medical Psychedelics Working Group (MPWG) – a consortium of experts, leading researchers and policy specialists. The overarching goal of this group is to create a rational and enlightened approach to psychedelic research and clinical treatment. To achieve this, education and destigmatisation will be critical in changing the public’s  …


Women in Psychedelic Science

On October 13th 2020, the MPWG hosted its first symposium entitled ‘Women in Psychedelic Science’, showcasing the ground-breaking and outstanding work of women in psychedelics. This was accompanied by inspiring, personal accounts of women who have used psychedelics to treat trauma.   Psychedelic therapy – Clinical trials: Dr Meg Spriggs – Psilocybin for Anorexia Nervosa Laura  …


Medical Cannabis Essentials

Understanding Cannabis and Medical Cannabis, overview of experiences in Canada. Dr. Blue currently holds medical licenses in Michigan and Ontario, Canada. His vast scope of training and expertise allows him to practice as a Hospitalist Physician at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital and provide regular assistance in the operating room. In addition, Dr. Blue has his own  …


Professor David Nutt: The Roots of Cannabis Policy Change

The Roots of Cannabis Policy Change David’s talk will explore the basis of cannabis being a controlled drug with a focus on the political machinations behind the decision to make it illegal in the 1930s. He will then describe the efforts that the charity he set up in 2009 [DrugScience.org.uk] have made to reverse this  …


Professor David Nutt: The New Psychedelic Revolution

Oxford Psychedelic Society and Oxford Psychology Society hosted a special lecture by Prof. David Nutt followed by an extensive one-hour Q&A session on 14th May 2019. Prof. Nutt discusses how various hallucinogens work on the brain as well as legal barriers preventing research into hallucinogens and how researchers can overcome them.


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