32 episodes

Drug Positive is the risk reduction and benefit enhancement podcast reducing shame and stigma to save lives and end the drug war.

Drug Positive Emanuel Sferios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

Drug Positive is the risk reduction and benefit enhancement podcast reducing shame and stigma to save lives and end the drug war.

    New Fun Drugs are Coming Soon!

    New Fun Drugs are Coming Soon!

    Are you ready for a new drug? In this episode I interview neuroscientist Matthew Baggott about his new company, Tactogen, which is synthesizing and bringing to market new MDMA-like substances. We also discuss the pros and cons of the new psychedelic renaissance, what the mainstreaming of psychedelics might look like in the near future and how it might affect the underground culture, especially with the entrance of big money capitalists like Peter Thiel and the dreaded Compass Pathways.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    DPP #25: When Will Festivals Happen Again?

    DPP #25: When Will Festivals Happen Again?

    It's been almost a year since the pandemic ended mass gatherings. A year without live music and festivals has taken its toll on many of us. When will they start up again? In this episode I discuss the latest COVID science to try to find an answer to that question.

    • 39 min
    DPP #24: Drugs, Dementia and a Little Bit of Dharma

    DPP #24: Drugs, Dementia and a Little Bit of Dharma

    When Sasha Shulgin was at the end of his life, experiencing dementia, I had the privilege of interviewing with him. Then both my parents got dementia. These experiences taught me lessons in life I won't forget, and that I want to share with you.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    DPP #23: QAnon is a US Intel Psyop

    DPP #23: QAnon is a US Intel Psyop

    In this episode I break from the topic of drugs to discuss the most important issue of our times: QAnon and the rising tide of authoritarian fascism. I interview investigative journalist, filmmaker and podcaster, Robbie Martin. Robbie is an expert on QAnon, and he takes us through its history and origins inside US intelligence agencies as well as the Trump administration, warning us of the dire consequences that could result from the weaponization of conspiracy theory culture.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    DPP #22: Are You Addicted? Maia Szalavitz and the Unbroken Brain

    DPP #22: Are You Addicted? Maia Szalavitz and the Unbroken Brain

    In this episode I interview Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction. In these pandemic times, problematic drug use is on the rise. Alcohol sales are skyrocketing, and more than ever we need to understand the root causes of addiction, and how to help those who are suffering.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    DPP #21: Straight Inc - A Survivor's Story

    DPP #21: Straight Inc - A Survivor's Story

    In this episode I interview Frank Haines, who describes his experiences being held captive for more than a year in Florida's notorious anti-drug cult, Straight. Started by millionaire shopping mall developer and founder of the Partnership for a Drug Free America, Mel Sembler, in the 1980s, Straight was eventually shut down after numerous successful lawsuits exposed systemic violence, including physical abuse and torture.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Crypt0j1m ,

My new fav podcast - what a beautiful message

I just found this podcast, and it is my new favorite. Thank you Emanuel!!! I love all your episodes and I am not even a huge fan of mdma (compared to some of my favs)

But I am almost through the backlog of episodes. Will you make more? Please say yes! If not, can we be friends? I am in Santa Cruz. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

One people one distany ,

Welcome back

Thank you Emanuel for another amazing podcast. Vary sorry to hear about you step father but I’m really stocked that you mother is doing better. Your openness and honesty about these subjects definitely brings a vary personal feel to the podcast that allows others to relate and learn from your experiences thank you for that. Please tell your mother we wish her a speedy recovery we love her and are truly grateful to her for giving the world such a beautiful gift in the form of you. Have a beautiful day man.

sconchi2 ,

Happy to see your back!

Welcome back!

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