To kick off the new blog, I knew that I wanted to highlight someone special. Kwasi Adusei is without a doubt one of the most unique individuals that I have had the privilege of meeting.
Kwasi is a nurse and a doctoral student at the University at Buffalo, studying to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He dedicates his work in the psychedelic movement to altering the stigma in mainstream channels by promoting the science, civic engagement, and healing potential of psychedelics.
He is the founder of the Psychedelic Society of Western New York and project manager for Psychonauts of the World, an initiative to share meaningful psychedelic stories with the ultimate goal of publishing them in a book as an avenue to raise money for psychedelic research.
Kwasi also developed The Sanctuary Project, where he offers psychedelic harm reduction at music festivals with trained volunteers. He is also one of the administrators for the Global Psychedelic Network, a conglomerate of psychedelic groups and individuals from around the world. He helps to organize the global psychedelic movement and facilitate policy initiatives across the United States. He hopes to use his training and education to become a psychedelic therapist.
Check out the Psychedelic Society of Western New York's page for news, education, and upcoming outreach events!