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David Nutt - The Truth About Drugs

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David Nutt is a British psychiatrist and neuropsychopharmacologist specialising in the research of drugs that affect the brain and conditions such as addiction, anxiety and sleep.

Chapters

00:00 Trailer.
02:09 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
06:09 Brian’s Introduction.
06:51 Why LSD was made illegal.
15:14 Alcohol, the original recreational drug.
18:28 Influence on Government and media attitude to recreational drugs.
20:17 Scoring drugs.
24:38 Social, class and racial attitudes to use of alcohol and other recreational drugs.
27:04 Ecstasy versus Equasy paper.
31:15 Calls for resignation and the sacking of David Nutt.
33:43 A youthful fascination with LSD and its effect on America.
38:11 Discovering profound impact of LSD on the brain.
43:01 Those that cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
48:15 Analogy of drug laws being the worst censorship of research since the ban on the telescope.
51:53 David’s motivation for constantly striving for what he believes.
55:00 Brexit, a sad day for young scientists.
58:58 Dilemma of uneducated use of legal drugs versus benefits of illegal drugs used responsibly.
1:07:03 The future of research on psychedelics.
1:11:38 David’s hope for the future use of psychedelics.
1:14:14 What he never talks about.
1:15:24 Why is there no Professor David Nutt counterpart in America?
1:18:43 Judges rely on us. Scientists can change policy.
1:23:17 Risks of speaking out.
1:24:36 What to tell your kids about drug use.
1:27:04 Use of medicinal cannabis in America and implication for policy in the UK.
1:30:33 Success Secrets.
1:31:24 Inspirational successful person.
1:33:12 David Nutts obituary.
1:34:56 What he thinks other people think him crazy for believing.
1:35:17 What keeps David Nutt awake at night.
1:38:06 Phone call to the 20 hear old David Nutt.
1:38:55 Best advice ever received.
1:40:57 Advice to the 20 year old who is an aspiring scientist or questioning drug use.
1:42:44 His final good advice to anyone thinking about using illegal drugs.
1:46:04 Brian’s summing up.

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