Say Why To Drugs

Say Why To Drugs

United States

The internet is full of misinformation about recreational drugs - both legal and illegal. Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance use and mental health, tackles one substance per episode - providing information about what we know - the harms, but also potential benefits of these substances. There's no hype, no spin and no judgement, just information. In the first series, she is in conversation with rapper Scroobius Pip.

Episodes

Poppers  

Suzi Gage and Scroobius Pip discuss poppers, also known as alkyl nitrites, in this episode. And Suzi explains why it's a week late (sorry!)

Amphetamines  

Scroobius PIp and Dr Suzi Gage discuss amphetamines, their harms and potential benefits, and the myths surrounding them.

Heroin  

Dr Suzi Gage and Scroobius Pip discuss heroin and the evidence surrounding its effects in this episode of Say Why to Drugs

Caffeine  

Episode 11 is a return to the usual format. Scroobius Pip and Dr Suzi Gage sit down and chat caffeine. As well as this, Suzi has some exciting news in the intro.

Bristol Drugs Project  

A bonus episode where Dr Suzi Gage meets with Lydia Davenport and Professor Graeme Henderson, who are involved with Bristol Drugs Project.

Synthetic Cathinones  

Scroobius Pip and Suzi discuss drugs including mephedrone - formerly known as legal highs, these fall under the category of synthetic cathinones.

Nitrous Oxide  

Suzi and Scroobius Pip chat about nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, or hippy crack.

Cocaine  

Suzi and Scroobius Pip talk about cocaine in this episode - a substance that can be taken in a number of different forms, and has quite different effects depending how its consumed.

Psychedelics  

Dr Suzi Gage and Scroobius Pip discuss psychedelics, including LSD, magic mushrooms and DMT. The risks of taking them, but also potential medical benefits currently being investigated. As well as discussing myths surrounding psychedelics.

Ketamine  

In episode 5, Dr Suzi Gage and Scroobius Pip chat about ketamine. It can be harmful if used frequently, but it's also an extremely useful medication, used all over the world.

MDMA  

In this episode Scroobius Pip and I talk about Ecstasy or MDMA. We talk about the risks, the myths, and some really cool research in to some potential benefits.

Alcohol  

Dr Suzi Gage and Scroobius Pip discuss booze on this episode, the drug of choice in the UK and elsewhere. Although its legal, and often barely considered as a drug, it's by no means a safe substance.

Tobacco  

In episode two of Say Why to Drugs, Suzi and Scroobius Pip chat about tobacco - the effects of it, what harms there are from using it, whether it might have any benefits, and whether many of the myths surrounding it are based in evidence.

cannabis  

In the first episode of Say Why to Drugs, Suzi and Scroobius Pip chat about cannabis - the effects of it, what harms there might be from using it, whether it might have any benefits, and whether many of the myths surrounding it are based in evidence.

Trailer  

Say Why to Drugs launches this Thursday 19th May. It's a series of podcasts where Dr Suzi Gage discusses the harms of different recreational drugs, but also whether they might have potential medical benefits, as well as busting myths that surround these substances. The first episode launches on Thursday, and will be about cannabis. Suzi is in conversation with rapper and podcaster Scroobius Pip.

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