The Drug Science Podcast

This week’s podcast is featuring Manisha Krishnan, senior editor at VICE News reporting on subjects such as racism, drug policy, sexual violence against women, and guns.

Show Notes

Coming from Canada, home to one of the most progressive drug addiction services in the world, Manisha was reporting for VICE News in their new documentary 'Beyond Fentanyl' which looks at how drugs like “benzos,” "dope” and “tranq” are ravaging North American communities and how U.S. policy affected the latest flood of synthetic street drugs.
 
Tune in to this week’s episode for a VICE  journalist’s perspective on drug policies around the world. 
 
Oxycodone
Heroin
Fentanyl
Benzodiazepines
Downer and upper drugs
Drug overdose
Noradrenaline
Lofexidine
Awakn clinic
“This Is Something That Changed My Life”: A Qualitative Study of Patients' Experiences in a Clinical Trial of Ketamine Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders
ibogaine
Psilocybin
Ayahuasca
DMT
Toad venom
5-MeO-DMT
Supervised injection sites
Naloxone
Bristol drug testing
The Loop
Mephedrone
Monkey dust
Bath Salts drug
oxycontin crisis
Cannabis
Beyond Fentanyl documentary 

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What is The Drug Science Podcast?

Professor David Nutt has spent a career making the argument for a rational, evidence-based approach to drug policy and drug use. The scientific evidence still challenges perceived wisdom on drugs and for that reason can appear to be contentious. In this podcast, the Professor explores the actual harms and potential benefits of various drugs, challenging myths surrounding classification and legislation, and exploring the societal impact of poorly informed drug policy. Using evidence in public policy should not be controversial. A podcast for anyone interested in understanding the scientific truth about drugs, free from political or moral concern.