#009: The Promise of Psychedelic Research with Dr. Stephen Bright

Guest Bio for this week: Dr. Stephen Bright

Dr. Stephen Bright is a leading voice on psychedelic research and drug policy in Australia.

Stephen is a clinically-trained psychologist, though he identifies as an ethnopharmacologist (i.e, a person who studies the human relationship with drugs). He is a leading Australian voice on the role of drug policy on emerging drug trends such as synthetic cannabis and darkweb marketplaces.

Shownotes

0:00-3:09: Welcome, opening remarks, Dr. Stephen Bright’s bio.

3:09-7:10: Steve’s background in psychedelic research

7:10-12:45: How MDMA & other psychedelics can help treat trauma

12:45-18:42: Psychedelics (Entheogens) & Spiritual Experiences

18:42-23:23: Integrating psychedelic experiences

23:23-34:23: What distinguishes MDMA from other psychedelics

34:23-40:10: Obstacles to psychedelic research in Australia

40:10-47:05: Consideration of the relative toxicity of alcohol, psychedelics and opiates

47:05-51:14: Upcoming events and contact info for Dr. Bright

Links:

PRISM

How to find Dr. Stephen Bright

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2 comments on #009: The Promise of Psychedelic Research with Dr. Stephen Bright

  1. Chris Martino says:

    Thank you for the podcast. There’s no reason for Australia to fall behind, once the health officials hear and understand the research, they would gladly welcome it in, I suppose we should be clarifying who these individuals are and organising meeting with them to share that information.

    In regards to getting the right balance Adrian, I think delving into the deep is where it gets juicy, and the juiciness is appreciated by beginners and experts alike!

    1. Hacking Consciousness says:

      Thanks for sharing Chris. I appreciate you offering your thoughts and I agree there’s absolutely no reason for Australia to fall behind. Let’s hope that the good efforts of Dr. Bright, PRISM and others bear fruit for the many people who deserve access to these treatments in Australia.

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