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Can hallucinogens and entactogens be good for your health?

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Albert HoffmanThis next meeting of Liverpool Cafe Scientifique will undoubtedly be very popular "Can hallucinogens and entactogens be good for your health?"

Under UK law, hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin (‘magic mushrooms) and entactogenic drugs such as MDMA (‘Ecstasy’) are illegal because they are deemed to have no therapeutic value and have, or are capable of having, harmful effects sufficient to constitute a social problem. Subsequently most information provided about drugs is negative in tone and concerns the dangers of use. Whilst it is clear that for some individuals and populations drug use has adverse outcomes, most drug users do not experience harm and even some of the most socially damaging drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, have legitimate medicinal uses.


psilocybin (magic mushrooms)The discovery of the psychoactive properties of LSD in the 1940s kick-started modern psychopharmacology. In this talk, Dr Harry Sumnall from the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, will discuss evidence which suggests that under carefully supervised conditions, hallucinogens and entactogens not only provide an insight into the aetiology of some psychopathologies, but may potentially serve as treatments for disorders such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and end-of-life anxiety. Dr Sumnall will then explore the possibility that as well as being putative therapeutic agents, these drugs may also provide psychological benefits to ‘healthy’ individuals.


This talk will be given by:
Dr Harry Sumnall
Reader in Substance Use
Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
Liverpool John Moores University

FREE EVENT

At The Old Conference Room, Hope Street Hotel, Hope Street, L1

Tuesday 13 September ·  19:30 -  22:00

 

For more details please visit: http://liverpoolcafescientifique.org/next-meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader in Substance Use
Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Harry Sumnall

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