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  …


Multi Criteria Decision Analysis for Evaluating Government Policy Responses to Heroin Use

Authors: Steve Rolles, Anne Katrin Schlag, Fiona Measham, Lawrence Phillips, David Nutt, Daniel Bergsvik, Ole Rogeberg Published: February 25, 2021 This Drug Science research was published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. Globally, non-medical heroin use is generating significant public health and social harms, and drug policy about heroin is a controversial field that  …

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  …


Drug Science submission to the WHO enquiry on vaping

Fifteen years ago, the World Health Organization developed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which aims to provide governments with guidelines for reducing tobacco use. Every two years, representatives meet at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss ways in which the FCTC might be improved. The ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9)  …


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  …