NDRI Seminar: Why the AOD field should be interested in the psychedelic science renaissance

Presented by Dr Stephen Bright, Senior Lecturer of Addiction at ECU and NDRI Adjunct Research Fellow

Thursday 22 February 2018 @ 1pm-2pm
Technology Park, Building 603, Level 2 Seminar Room (Room 213), Sarich Way, Bentley, WA (map)

Following a 40 year embargo on psychedelic science, international research has recently recommenced and is proliferating at an exponential rate. This psychedelic science renaissance has provided new understandings of how the brain produces consciousness. Meanwhile clinical research is providing mounting evidence that psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy might be an effective treatment for people with substance use disorders.

Dr Stephen Bright is a clinically trained psychologist who has worked in the AOD and mental health fields for nearly 20 years. He is Senior Lecturer of Addiction at Edith Cowan University and an Adjunct Research Fellow with NDRI. In 2011, Stephen co-found the not-for-profit organisation, Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM), which aims to initiate, fund and support psychedelic science in Australia. As outlined in a recent Editorial he co-authored in Drug and Alcohol Review, while the rest of the international community continue to move forward in this area, Australia has not yet established a psychedelic science program. He will be discussing some of the barriers that PRISM has faced.

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Posted on: 8 Feb 2018

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