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December 18, 2012

Psychedelic Medicine: A paradigm shift

Free event January 31 featuring Dr. Donna Dryer, Mark Haden, Dr. Gabor Maté & Dr. Richard Yensen

A psychedelic renaissance is happening in the fields of medicine and addiction treatment.  Psychedelics were glorified during the 60’s and then demonized during the 80’s and 90’s when research on these substances was banned. 

Recently, the prohibition on scientific inquiry has been lifted in many countries - including Canada - and as a result there is a resurgence of interest in these powerful change agents.  There is a wide range of possibilities for the new psychedelic medicines.  Amazonian Ayahuasca ceremonies and Ibogaine (which is an African psychedelic) are being explored to treat addictions. MDMA or ecstasy is being used to treat trauma victims, psilocybin mushrooms are being used to treat end of life anxiety and LSD is being used to treat cluster headaches. 

Dr. Gabor Mate

This event will bring together some of the leaders in the exciting new and rapidly evolving field of psychedelic medicine.  You will hear from leading Canadian practitioners and researchers Dr. Donna Dryer, Mark Haden, Dr. Gabor Maté and Dr. Richard Yensen, who are exploring the use of psychedelic medicines for a wide variety of treatments to improve both physical and mental health.

Event Information

Thursday, January 31, 2013
6:00-8:00 pm (5:30 pm registration)
JIBC New Westminster Campus


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