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The World's Biggest Placebo-Controlled Microdosing Study

In this Drug Science webinar, Dr Balázs Szigeti explains the current science of microdosing as he presents the results from his self-blinded microdosing research, the largest placebo-controlled microdosing study in the world! Dr Szigeti also explains how participants created their microdoses with a placebo control as part of the revolutionary methodology he developed to reduce  …


Psychedelics and the Brain - In My Professional Opinion

In this Drug Science webinar, expert Neuropsychopharmacologist Professor David Nutt explains how psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, LSD, DMT, and ayahuasca work in the human brain, and the applications for the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. Prof Nutt outlines the history of psychedelic research, starting in the early 20th  …


Psychedelics and Nature Connection - In My Professional Opinion

There appears to be a growing disconnection between humans and their natural environments which has been linked to poor mental health and ecological destruction. Research shows that psychedelic usage is associated with enduring increases in nature connectedness. What makes psychedelics such as psilocybin promising agents for enhancing nature connectedness, and what are the potential implications  …


Ethical Implications of Psychedelics

The use of therapy assisted by psychedelics like psilocybin looks set to change the face of mental health care. But evidence from clinical trials suggests that it also changes patients in ways quite different to those seen following traditional treatment. In this Drug Science webinar, part of the inaugural Student Psychedelic Conference, Eddie Jacobs introduces  …


Building a Career in Drug Science

After hearing feedback about challenges finding career opportunities from the Drug Science Student Society, this webinar provides insight into the careers available in the industries of psychedelics, cannabis, and addiction treatment. With speakers including healthcare workers and both industry and research executives, this webinar will help you find a career working with drugs. With more than  …


Psychological Support in Psilocybin Therapy - In My Professional Opinion

What is the role of psychological support in psychedelic treatments? In this webinar, Dr Sara Tai will explain why it is essential that psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin are administered in conjunction with psychotherapy. In such treatments, psychotherapy is primarily delivered at three distinct phases: Preparation for the psychedelic experience Guiding the psychedelic experience Integration  …


Psilocybin for Anorexia Nervosa

In this webinar, Dr Meg Spriggs explains the potential of psilocybin to treat anorexia nervosa, and offers valuable insights from the clinical trial investigating this application at the Centre for Psychedelic Research. Eating disorders are a complex mental health issue with few effective pharmaceutical treatments available. Meg provides an introductory background to some of the  …


Psilocybin Therapy for Depression - Clinical Insights

After the release of the first comparison of psilocybin with an SSRI antidepressant, Michelle Baker Jones & Leonie Schneider explain what psilocybin therapy for depression involves. Leonie was a patient of Michelle in psilodep 1, and together they provide insight into psilocybin therapy from the perspective of both therapist and patient. Michelle Baker Jones is  …


MDMA for Alcohol Use Disorder

In this webinar, Dr Ben Sessa explains how MDMA therapy could treat alcohol use disorder (alcoholism), based on results from his recent safety and tolerability study. He gives background into the psychological trauma which often causes addiction and alcohol use disorder, and how modern psychiatry struggles to treat these conditions at the root cause. He  …


Women in Psychedelic Science - Part 3

The Contradictions of Ketamine: results from a new clinical trial treating alcohol use disorder – Prof Celia Morgan Celia Morgan is a Professor of Psychopharmacology and Head of Psychology at the University of Exeter. She started researching ketamine at UCL for her PhD with Val Curran over twenty years ago and branched out into research  …


What would a regulated stimulant market look like?

Prohibition has failed to reduce drug-related deaths and unregulated stimulant drugs such as cocaine and MDMA pose a significant risk to public health. These is more often than not due to contamination and uncontrolled dosage. In this webinar, Steve Rolles and Roz Gittins explain how we could regulate a stimulant market to improve the safety  …


Investing in Psychedelic Companies

As clinical trials reveal more evidence for the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, DMT, and even entheogens like MDMA, many psychedelic companies have sprung up to develop psychedelic drugs for specific applications. With promising results in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, addiction, anxiety, and more, investment interest in  …


Psilocybin Treatment for Depression - Clinical Insights

Psilocybin for depression is one of the most promising applications of psychedelic therapy. In particular, psilocybin therapy is being studied as an alternative to antidepressants in the treatment of treatment-resistant depression. In this Drug Science webinar, Dr Mourad Wahba explains the science behind psilocybin for depression, which is currently in clinical trials at a number  …


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

Laura Kaertner – Insights on psychedelic microdosing Laura Kaertner is a research assistant at the Centre of Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London where she researches the effects of psychedelic microdosing. Her primary role is in the organisation and set-up of a large-scale observational microdosing study. Microdosing has gained significant media interest, with media reports  …


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  …