COMMUNITY FORUM: Psychedelics in Recovery
Sunday, April 23, 2017 • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM • Oakland Room
Psychedelics in Recovery, adapted from the Twelve Steps of AA, is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from addictive behavior. Our members either have had prior experience with, or are interested in, integrating the intentional use of psychedelics and/or plant medicines into a Twelve Step oriented spiritual program. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from addictive behavior and an interest in psychedelics and/or plant medicines as an aid to this process. We are financially self-supporting from our own contributions. Psychedelics in Recovery is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to pursue recovery and help others to as well. This is a safe space in which we can openly discuss the role of psychedelics and/or plant medicines in recovery.
Kevin Franciotti, graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 with a degree in neuroscience. As an undergraduate he completed an internship as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School working on the Phase 2 dose-response study investigating the therapeutic potential of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of cancer related anxiety. Kevin was also one of the founders of the Northeastern chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and in 2009 the group hosted and co-sponsored the Boston Ibogaine Forum. He now lives in New York City where he is enrolled in a clinical psychology graduate program at The New School for Social Research and is pursuing a doctoral degree. Kevin has worked part-time for the Drug Policy Alliance, and also works as a writer covering topics related to psychedelic therapy, addiction, and mental health advocacy. His recent contributions include: New Scientist, Reason.com, Reset.me, Reality Sandwich, and VICE.com