Today’s episode features Dr Peter Gasser, the president of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy.
Professor Nutt and Dr Gasser talk about the rather unusual and innovative attitude to psychedelic research in Switzerland.
How can Britain learn from the Swiss? What are the drug policies in the Albert Hofmann’s – the discoverer of LSD – country?
Who is Peter Gasser?
Dr Peter Gasser is a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the President of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy since 1997. After LSD was criminalized worldwide he was the first person to conduct research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Additionally, he holds a permission for and provides treatment using MDMA and LSD.
MAPS - Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
War on drugs - US political campaign
Psycholytic therapy with MDMA and LSD in Switzerland - MAPS article