Combining emergency care with addiction & mental health awareness!
Cannabis & Psychedelic Research
I specialize in emergency medicine, addictions and mental health, as well as research appraisal. After four years of working as a paramedic I expanded into addiction and mental health and social service work. This has prompted a journey of learning about the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis and psychedelic healing, through evidence-based research. I currently work at two Supervised Injection Sites in Toronto, assisting clients with harm reduction, social services, basic life support, and low-barrier access to medical cannabis. I also consult first responders on using medical cannabis effectively for their symptoms of stress-related injuries.
This page will hold the research and literature appraisal I have been doing on these topics. Many of these were research projects towards my Addiction and Mental Health Worker diploma, while others are more recent initiatives to inform my evidence-based practice.
The Psychedelic Society of First Responders and Emergency Workers is active and thriving on FaceBook! Like and follow our page for first responders and emergency workers (i.e. paramedic, firefighter, police, military, nurse, doctor, crisis worker, counsellor, etc.) who research, or support the use of cannabis and psychedelics; for healing, or enhancing quality of life. This page is both for evidence-based education, harm reduction, and community support networks. Clinical research has shown that cannabis and psychedelics can be powerful tools for healing, when used correctly.
A growing number of first responders and healthcare workers are using cannabis and psychedelics to explore who they are, prevent stress-related illness, or to heal from previous psychological trauma. Join our psychedelic community if you work in a related field (or support those that do); and wish to connect, exchange information, and share experiences with others!