On Wednesday, June 16, at 5:00 PM PST, the non-profit Fireside Project and Flow State Micro will host a live Clubhouse event to share the best practices for safe and effective psychedelic microdosing.
Microdosing—using very small doses of psychedelic compounds such as psilocybin and LSD to improve mental health, increase creativity, or enhance performance—has seen a dramatic growth in popularity in recent years, due in large part to the pioneering research of Dr. James Fadiman. With clinical trials of psychedelics for medical uses advancing at an historically unprecedented rate, and with psychedelic decriminalization initiatives moving forward nationwide, there has never been a greater need for honest public health education about the risks and benefits of microdosing.
In the Clubhouse event, Dr. Fadiman and Flow State Micro founder Adam Bramlage will share the stage with Fireside Project co-founders Joshua White and Adam Rubin to answer common questions such as:
The expert panel will also dispel the myth of microdose as a placebo, discussing current research showing microdosing LSD may be as effective as opiate-based painkillers. Fireside Project will also share observations about microdosing-related calls to its Psychedelic Peer Support Line (6-2FIRESIDE, or 623-473-7433), which launched in April 2021.
"We are honored to be working with Dr. Fadiman and Fireside Project to discuss best practices for safe and effective microdosing,” said Flow State Micro founder Adam Bramlage. “With the pandemic exacerbating an already raging mental health crisis, people are increasingly self-medicating with psychedelics when traditional medications don't work. That’s why we’re partnering with Fireside Project: to get people the support they need while hopefully saving law enforcement, first responders, and hospitals millions by reducing arrests and ER visits.”
“The psychedelic community is thrilled that Fireside Project is taking on the issue of misinformed use of psychedelics with its well-trained, caring, and compassionate staff and volunteers,” said Dr. James Fadiman, who has been studying psychedelics for over 50 years. “As knowledge of its value grows, Fireside Project will be the seed institution for a host of others across the world, helping those who stumble while using psychedelics at any dose level reduce their risks and benefit from their overall experience."
“As access to psychedelics expands, more people than ever have started to microdose, but not everyone properly educates themselves before doing so,” said Fireside Project co-founder Joshua White. “We’ve had a significant number of people reach out to Fireside Project after accidentally taking too much while attempting to microdose. Dr. Fadiman and Flow State Micro’s scientific and coaching expertise together is a perfect match for Fireside Project’s non-profit mission to reduce the harms associated with the uninformed use of psychedelics.”
About the Presenters
Dr. James Fadiman earned his B.A. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Stanford. has been involved in psychedelic research for more than 50 years, the last 10 years uncovering and researching the multiple uses of microdosing. He has held a variety of teaching, consulting, training, counseling and editorial positions. He has served for-profit and non-profit companies, and taught in psychology departments, and design engineering. He has published textbooks, professional books, a self-help book, a novel, and a series of videos, “Drugs: The Children Are Choosing,” for National Public Television. His book, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys was written to help individuals benefit from careful guided trips, and introduced the first uses of microdosing. His most recent book (with Jordan Gruber) , Your Symphony of Selves: Discover and Learn More of Who We Are contains ideas and tools critical for successful integration.
Joshua White is Fireside Project’s Co-Founder and Director. With experience serving as a crisis counselor on a helpline and a psychedelic peer support volunteer with the Zendo Project, Joshua has seen firsthand the role that compassionate peer support can play in community mental health. In addition to serving as a crisis counselor at San Francisco Safe & Sound’s TALK Line and providing peer support at festivals such as Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle, Joshua has spent 17 years as a lawyer practicing civil litigation and advising public entities.
Adam Bramlage is Founder and CEO of Flow State Micro, where he works one on one with clients to optimize their microdosing experience. He is also co-founder of the Microdosing Movement, a six-week online microdosing course and co-founder of the Microdosing Support Network, the first free online microdosing support group, both in partnership with the SF Psychedelic Society and the Microdosing Institute in Holland.
Adam Rubin is Fireside Project’s Co-Founder and Support Line Director. Adam is a psychedelic harm reduction activist and crisis counselor, and since 2015 has worked over 45 events around the world with many organizations including the Zendo Project, White Bird, Rock Med, RGX Medical, and Take 3 Presents, as well as managing his own teams. He has given training to peer support volunteers, local psychedelic communities, and event medical teams about effective ways to support people undergoing challenging psychedelic experiences. He has also written a series of free ‘zines titled “The It’s Okay Psychedelic Harm Reduction Series.”
About Fireside Project
Fireside Project is a non-profit organization that operates the Psychedelic Peer Support Line, providing free, confidential support by phone and text message to people who are in the midst of psychedelic experiences. In addition, Fireside Project offers free, unlimited support to people who are processing past psychedelic experiences, whether those experiences occurred yesterday or 25 years ago. Since the support line launched on April 14, 2021, Fireside Project has had more than 300 conversations and averted more than 25 emergency room visits and 911 calls. 90% of Fireside Project clients indicated that they felt heard, supported, and understood during their conversations and would recommend Fireside Project to others. Fireside Project can be reached by phone and text at 6-2FIRESIDE (623-473-7433).
About Flow State Micro
Flow State Micro is a California-based mushroom company and informational platform for psychedelic microdosing education. Flow State Micro provides one-on-one microdosing coaching and integration services, with individually customized protocols, dosages, and experiences. So far, Flow State Micro has coached more than 500 people through their individual microdosing experiences, and provided microdosing education to thousands. Flow State Micro imagines a world where plants and fungi are no longer criminalized, and are made affordable and accessible to people of all races, creeds, and backgrounds.