Drugs. We’ve all done them. Whether it’s a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, a cigarette or something a bit more illicit. But how well do we understand the effects of the drugs we take? Dr Suzi Gage investigates the science behind recreational drugs- debunking common myths and misconceptions, as well as containing the most recent scientific research. Looking at a range of drugs, this talk provides a clear understanding of how drugs work and what they’re really doing to your mind and body. Along the way you will find out why ketamine is on the WHO’s list of essential medicines, why some researchers hope MDMA could treat PTSD, and much more.
Dr Suzi Gage is a Senior Lecturer and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow at the University of Liverpool. As well as her research exploring the links between recreational drug use and mental health, Suzi is an award winning science writer and podcaster. Her podcast exploring the science around recreational drugs has well over a million listeners, and she has just published her first book “Say Why to Drugs”.
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