Psychedelics have been many things.
Traditional. Serendipitous. Culture-shifting. Misunderstood.
Now, they're cutting-edge science.
At the forefront of research into the exciting potential of psychedelic substances is Dr. Kenneth Tupper. The Director of Implementation & Partnerships at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health, Dr. Tupper has been studying the myriad uses and effects of psychedelics since 1999.
“Psychedelic plants and substances have been misunderstood in modern culture. I am working to advance knowledge about how they can be invaluable tools for healing and learning,” says Dr. Tupper.
“New scientific research is showing that psychedelic plants and substances, many of which have been esteemed in traditional indigenous cultural practices, can stimulate wonder and awe, foster divergent thinking and open-mindedness, and reduce anxiety and depression when used carefully and respectfully.”
To dive deeper into Dr. Tupper’s research, you’ll find his academic publications here. To learn more about his work in public health, you’ll find a selection of articles he’s been featured in and an op-ed column he’s written here. To find out if Dr. Tupper will be speaking in your city, you’ll find upcoming events and conferences here.