April 27, 2022
27th April 2022
DRNS is hosting an online information session discussing psychedelic-assisted therapy within substance use treatment. The event will include a presentation on the subject by Dr James Hawkins and Dr Jake Hawthorn, as well as an opportunity Q&A.
The talk will summarise the current evidence on the effectiveness of psychedelic-assisted treatments for drug related problems. Ketamine, MDMA, ayahuasca and psilocybin have all been studied for at least some of alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, cannabis and opioid use disorders. As so often, this emerging research generates as many questions as answers, so the presenters will also consider areas in this field that it would be fascinating and helpful to research further.
We hope this talk will offer people a chance to become further involved in keeping up to date with emerging evidence, through the Psychedelic Health Professionals Network; as well as those who may with to get involved in conducting research with the Scottish Psychedelic Research Group.