Psychedelics: The Future Of Mental Health? | Bristol




Venue: The Square Club
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm

How do psychedelics produce their effects in the brain? How might people benefit from consuming these remarkable compounds? Will psychedelics be prescribed on the NHS for mental health conditions, and if so, when?

Lead by this entertaining and engaging speaker we journey through the past, present and future use of psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness. Hell take you by the hand and show you the history of their experimentation by psychiatrists in over 40,000 patients: from the euphoric elitism of the 1940s, to the crashing come down of the effective ban on research in the 1970s.

Youll see how LSD and magic mushrooms have been mythologized since their modern and ancient conceptions and how in the age of fake news its crucial to dispel these myths and root their great potential for good in solid fact. Fact after all is often more fascinating than fiction.

In the 1960s and 70s misinformation was used to cut the psychedelic revolution short. This time psychotherapists, psychiatrists and scientists like Jonathan have learnt from those mistakes and are doing something different. Find out how, and see the barriers, the limitations and the work to rediscover the potential of these fascinating compounds, and to make lasting change.

In the 1950s the discovery of drugs like chlorpromazine would eventually shut down the dreaded asylums for good.

What revolution might psychedelics like LSD or psilocybin hold for victims of mental illness second time around?

Want answers?

Then come on in. Lets explore some marvellous things.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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