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A vision for psychedelics in Scotland

Date and time: Tue, 10 May 2022 14:00 – 17:00 BST Location 50 George Square Screening Room G.04 NewingtonEH8 9JU United 6 The use of psychedelics as a tool for healing and well-being has seen a ‘renaissance’ in the past 10 years. Research in the US and in the UK is seeing positive results in the areas of depression, trauma, PTSD, anorexia, problematic substance use and a range of other health issues. Despite Scotland being a leader in many health areas, psychedelic research has not gained traction, and there are currently no clinical or community research trials underway. This is …

Drug policy and addiction

Scotland has the highest drug related deaths compared to any other country in Europe. The need to develop novel approaches to treat addiction is of urgency, to address the unmet societal need. Early research between 1950 and 1960, investigating psychedelics for addiction, suggested positive therapeutic outcomes for LSD in the treatment of alcohol addiction, although follow-up studies were hindered as a result of the 1971 misuse of drugs act, which led to a fall in psychedelic research for addiction. Marking 50 years since the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drug acts, the charity Drug Science, set up by neuropsychopharmacologist …

Ayahuasca Research. Please help our friend from  The New School for Social Research by taking this survey.

Please help our friend, Ksenia, from  The New School for Social Research by taking this survey. It shouldn’t take more than 30 min of your time.  Hello everyone, I am a psychedelic-focused graduate student in Psychology at The New School for Social Research, interested in the kinds of experiences people have with ayahuasca. This research project has been endorsed by ICEERS and Chacruna Institute.I am asking you to take part in my research study within the next seven days and to share it with people who may be interested in participating. In order to participate you should be 18 y.o. or …

Dr David Luke has confirmed his attendance at the SPRG opening

At the SPRG opening event Dr David Luke will give a 15-minute talk about the experience of being a participant in a trial, as well as conducting a trial. Dr David Luke is an Associate Professor of Psychology and joined the Department of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Greenwich in October 2008. Dr Luke is currently a module leader of the Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience, which has been running since 2009, and also teaches on the Introduction to Psychology, and Criminology and Forensic Psychology modules. Dr Luke is also currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Centre for Psychedelic …

Psilocybin for depression trials

Depression is a debilitating mental health condition which affects around half a million individuals in Scotland. Patients suffering from depression often experience emotional sadness and an inability to enjoy everyday activities. Traditional treatments such as SSRI antidepressants and psychotherapy are successful for a proportion of patients, although fail to work for others, resulting in patients experiencing treatment resistant depression. Following the discovery of LSD by Swiss psychiatrist Albert Hoffman, the 1950’s and 1960’s found psychedelic substances promising for the treatment of depression, addiction and end of life cancer-related anxiety. The current revival in psychedelic research has brought groundbreaking studies to …

The group launches on 27.05.2021

27th May 2-5pm Range of speakers on topics directlyrelated to getting research started 28th May 11-2pm Deciding research topics and startingresearch collaborations