Mark Haden discusses the creative uses for psychedelic drug use for therapeutic purposes.

Mark Haden is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and teaches in the UBC school of Population and Public Health, Nursing, Social Work and Medicine. He is the Chair of the Board of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Canada. Mark Haden worked for Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Services as a Supervisor at the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre for most of his career. He works with the Health Officer Council on the issue of drug policy and publishes and lectures on the subject of “a Public Health approach to the regulation of currently illegal drugs”

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Mark Haden is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and teaches in the UBC school of Population and Public Health, Nursing, Social Work and Medicine. He is the Chair of the Board of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Canada. Mark Haden worked for Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Services as a Supervisor at the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre for most of his career. He works with the Health Officer Council on the issue of drug policy and publishes and lectures on the subject of “a Public Health approach to the regulation of currently illegal drugs”.

How do you define creativity and apply it in your career? Creativity is the willingness to speak the truth and confront the status quo illusions

Where do you find your best creative inspiration? The community of visionaries who challenge their organizations to actually do what they say they are doing.

What’s the one creative advice or tip you wish you’d known as a young person? Work hard at building communities

Who would you like to hear speak at CreativeMornings? Gabor Mate or Donald MacPherson

What books or movies made a difference in your life? Movie – Neurons to Nirvana Book - The Psychedelic Renaissance by Ben Sessa

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