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Podcast #3 - Dr. Ben Sessa - MDMA/LSD Research Scientist

Podcast #3 - Dr. Ben Sessa - MDMA/LSD Research Scientist

This podcast features Scott Wise, Roei Dans and their guest Dr. Ben Sessa, filmed on 16th March 2015.

Dr. Ben Sessa is a medical doctor with specialist training in mental health who has worked in the fields of drug addiction and drug-assisted psychotherapy. Sessa is the man responsible for the first ever clinical trials in the UK which used MDMA and LSD to treat former armed forces for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

During the podcast the guys discussed differences between attitudes towards drugs when used recreationally and medically; the importance of drug research for dealing with complex psychological conditions and triggering experiences such as rape and abuse, particularly with the use of MDMA. Wise, Dans & Sessa also discuss what the future of drug policy is in terms of legalisation and medically respectively, and whether it is all really about money. The guys also discuss some of their own personal experiences with drugs, and we find out whether Ecstasy is actually b