Thu, May 14|
Psychedelic Professionals Meet: Psychedelics & Addictions
For psychedelic professionals, researchers, practitioners, and activists to learn, share, network, and connect in community. Let's keep Colorado leading the way forward in transforming our relationships with drugs and medicines.
Time & Location
May 14, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
About The Event
Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are in Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins! Let's keep Colorado on the leading edge of psychedelic medicine work by coming together in community to learn, share, and grow. Each Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Group starts with an informative topic relevant to research, practice, policy, or activism around psychedelic medicines, followed by open discussion and an opportunity to connect with like-minded others.
For our May 14th gathering, we are excited to welcome Craig Salerno speaking on: Navigating Psychedelics and the Realm of Addiction. There is perhaps no topic more sensitive in the psychedelic medicine community than the question of what medicine work means for people who identify as addicts or individuals in recovery from substance abuse. Because many models for healing from substance abuse and addiction rely on the importance of abstinence, often from all substance use, the question of whether psychedelics fit into an addiction recovery model is an important one. Come engage in a dialogue about addiction, psychedelics, and the complexities that arise when these worlds meet.
Craig Salerno LAC, LPC
Craig is a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over a decade of experience working in the field of addiction. Craig is passionate about exploring psychedelic medicine work as it pertains to individuals in active addiction and recovery. Craig is the former Clinical Director of NorthStar Transitions, a treatment program offering both inpatient and outpatient services for individuals seeking recovery. Craig now works in private practice in Boulder offering psychotherapy, psychedelic integration services, and ketamine therapy for a range of mental health concerns, including addiction.
We are hosting our May 14 meetup virtually using Zoom, and Livestreaming on Facebook. If you attend the zoom call, we will stop the livestream after Craig's talk for a private Q&A session with attendees. We plan to host an in-person event at the Mercury Cafe at our next meetup on June 4th, so stay tuned!