Glasgow Skeptics Free Talk: There’s no such thing as a recreational drug

Glasgow Skeptics Free Talk: There’s no such thing as a recreational drug
Event on 2016-05-30 19:00:00
Doors open at 7pm. Kickoff at 7.30 Click here to view event on Facebook Dr Phil Dalgarno has worked on a number of funded research projects, investigating cocaine, ecstasy, Ketamine, cannabis and (perhaps most notably) heroin. Between 1996 and 1999 he worked on a Chief Scientist Office funded project investigating recreational or occasional use of heroin; more specifically, whether the recreational use of a "bad" substance such as heroin was even possible.  The findings of the study were not particularly well received. In this talk for Glasgow Skeptics Dr Dalgarno will discuss how studies such as these affect drug policy. Dr Dalgarno currently lectures primarily in the area of mental health in general and psychoactive substances in particular. He is External Examiner on postgraduate drug and alcohol courses at two universities and is on the steering committee of the Scottish Drug Policy Conversation. He is also the Chair of the departmental ethics committee. As a lifelong sceptic, he tries to instill sceptical values into his everyday working life: question everything; take nothing at face value; check your facts, and always ask the question, "who benefits from this?" This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn't end up in anyone's pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield. Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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