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Drug usage is currently extremely high and it is particularly prevalent amongst those suffering from mental health conditions. Despite this, many healthcare workers are not trained to recognise the signs of substance misuse and are often unaware of how to treat this distinctive patient group appropriately.¬†Psychiatric patients who use drugs are…

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…

Knowledge about the therapeutic potential of medical cannabis has greatly improved over the past decade, with an ever-increasing range of developments in human clinical applications. A growing body of scientific evidence supports the use of medical cannabis products for some therapeutic indications, but for others, the evidence base remains disputed. One…

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…

Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) are known by many names including Safe Injection Facilities, Overdose Prevention Centres, and Drug Consumption Rooms. There are subtle nuances between these amenities, but they all function to provide safe spaces for people to consume controlled drugs under the supervision of trained professionals who can save lives…