Learn about research into psychedelics, MDMA, and Cannabis with our educational resources, and find out how you can get involved with the Drug Science Student Society.
We have created a series of educational resources that examine the history, law and pharmacology of Cannabis, MDMA, Psilocybin and DMT. These are designed to introduce students into current research into psychoactive substances, without assuming any prior knowledge.
History & Law
The need for objective, evidence-based drug science spans further than just healthcare professionals. The scheduling of drugs has prevented much-needed research, which could provide life-changing treatments for patients. The current classification of psychoactive substances creates challenging legal, political and socioeconomic issues that impact multiple disciplines. It is vital that lawyers, policy influencers, economists and various other academics are informed of the latest developments as they happen. Students studying any subject should use our ‘History and Law’ modules to further their understanding of drug policy and law:
Drug use continues to rise year on year. It is for this reason that the healthcare professionals of tomorrow need evidence-based information on psychoactive substances. We were initially inspired to create this society by looking at the global social harms of the ‘War on Drugs’ and the need to know more about the novel applications of ‘recreational’ drugs in healthcare. We at Drug Science believe that doctors and scientists have an obligation to provide the safest and best possible care for patients. In order to do this, we have also created pharmacology modules for students for the following substances:
Drug Science Student Society
The Drug Science Student Society is a student-led group which aims to provide evidence-based education on all psychoactive substances.
Throughout the year we will be hosting interesting talks from drug addiction to the therapeutic application of drugs. All of which will be hosted in a space to generate discussion. Whatever your views, you should have the opportunity to voice them and have access to the latest academic research. Visit our events page for more information.