Dr. Gantt Galloway attended Reed College and the University of California Berkeley. He received his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco and residency training at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Martinez. Dr. Galloway was employed by the Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation & Aftercare Project of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics from 1989-2005 and served as Chief of Pharmacologic Research. He has provided expert testimony in state and federal court proceedings since 1991. He is a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in its Addiction & Pharmacology Research Laboratory and is a member of the faculty of the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Galloway has received grants and contracts to study medications and psychosocial treatments for addiction to methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and alcohol. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals. In 1996 Dr. Galloway co-founded New Leaf Treatment Center and currently serves as its Research and Executive Director.

Psychedelics and Addiction

Gantt will discuss the nature of addiction – how does it differ from habit or physical dependence? He will discuss the rationale for using psychedelics as treatments for addiction and past clinical trials in this area. In addition, he will present information about opioid overdose prevention and will be available during the weekend to train anyone who has a need for an overdose prevention kit.