Community-Based Full-Spectrum Harm Reduction Approaches when Caring for Psychoactive and Psychedelic related problems in a Transformational Festival.

Maria Carmo Carvalho*, Cristiana Vale Pires, Inês Silva Macedo, Helena Valente, Ana Luísa da Costa Pinto, Daniel Martins, Ana Raquel Lira, Paula Frango

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Abstract

Kosmicare Association is an NGO based in Portugal created in 2016 and born out of Boom Festival that works to transform nightlife culture through humanistic, comprehensive and evidence-based interventions and policies that capacitate nightlife governance and offer psychedelic harm reduction, outreach work, drug checking, information, training and good practice exchange. Helena Valente, Daniel Martins, Cristiana Vale Pires, Inês Macedo, Ana Luísa Costa, Raquel Lira and Maria Carmo Carvalho are founding members of the Kosmicare Association.
They have been working for many years in harm reduction in several problematic and recreational drug use environments, as project coordinators and drug checking professionals. They have been involved in the coordination of the integrated harm reduction services at Boom Festival - Portugal. Maria Carmo Carvalho, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist. Cristiana Pires, PhD is a psychologist and anthropologist. Inês Macedo, MD is a psychiatrist. Helena Valente and Ana Luísa Costa are psychologists and PhD candidates at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto. Daniel Martins is a chemist and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. Raquel Lira is a psychologist with a Masters in Psychology of Justice and Deviance. Paula Frango is a psychologist and social worker with a MSc in Education working the Portuguese Government.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Psychedelic Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationState-of-the-Art Therapeutic Applications
PublisherABC-CLIO
ChapterXV
Pages309-397
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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