Psychedelics as Medicine: Promises and Realities

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Thank you to everyone who attended! You can find a link to the recording and the report inside this post.

Photo of HRI Talks event on October 12th from 7pm to 8pm on Zoom.

Are you curious about psychedelics and their potential for improving mental health and substance use health? In this HRI Talk, we explored emerging evidence about the use of psychedelic therapies in the treatment of mental illness and addictions.

Our panelists shared findings from a comprehensive review of recent studies that examined a range of themes, including Indigenous perspectives, treatment outcomes, health and safety, and implications for public health and policy. This was an interactive event, where attendees asked questions to our expert panelists in real time.


Brian Rush, PhD
Senior Scientist, HRI
Olivia Marcus, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University
Ron Shore, PhD
Research Scientist, Psychedelics, Queen’s Health Sciences


Sidney Kennedy, MD
Executive Director, HRI