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  …


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  …


How did COVID-19 affect drug use?

COVID-19 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 had on people varies widely and differently between countries. Relationships were placed under new stresses and for those educating children at home, long division never seemed  …