PRISM will be presenting a panel discussion at the 2013 Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Scientific Conference 24-27 November in Brisbane. Our presentation, titled Beyond Harm Reduction: Acknowledging Psychoactive Benefits, will be chaired by Professor David Nutt (UK) and will feature short talks on the following topics and a subsequent panel discussion:
- A review of currently prohibited drugs as psychoactive medicines
- Substantial spirits: Exemptions for the religious use of psychoactive plants and substances in Australia
- Considering the recreational benefits of currently prohibited drugs
The APSAD Conference’s focus is on drug problems, so our presentation is an unusual opportunity to provide a different and positive perspective.