Harm reduction and drug law reform activism
A counter voice to prohibition
Breaking down myths and misinformation around drugs
Policy, research, and culture
Nick started Enpsychedelia as a podcast in 2012, with 14 episodes produced before it became a weekly radio show on 3CR.
Ash joined Nick when Enpsychedelia began broadcasting on 3CR in May 2015. The show has been broadcast weekly on Sunday at 2pm and episodes are available as a podcast.
Nick Wallis produces the show along with Ash Blackwell and are regularly joined by a wide variety of guest speakers, talking
“Nothing about us, without us”
‘Harm Reduction’ Refers to policies, programs and practices that aim primarily to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of the use of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs, without necessarily reducing drug consumption.
Harm Reduction benefits people who use drugs, their families and the community.
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you are here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
Lilla Watson – Indigenous Australian or Murri visual artist, activist and academic
Refers to the freedom of an individual to control their own mental processes, cognition, and consciousness. This includes the right to alter those processes in a manner the individual chooses and the right to not have those processes manipulated without knowledge.
Enpsychedelia is a plaform for stories and discussion on altered states of consciousness arising from the diverse range of psychoactive substances.
Use of drugs
Enpsychedelia neither condones nor condemns people’s use of illegal or legal drugs.
Section 3.1 of the CBAA Code of Practice states that (our) community radio station will not, “present as desirable the use of illegal drugs, the misuse of tobacco or alcohol as well as other harmful substances.”
Section 123 (3)(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 requires that all radio and television industry groups develop a code of practice that reflects ‘community attitudes’ regarding, “the portrayal in programs of the use of drugs, including alcohol and tobacco.”
Enpsychedelia exists to provide a voice to those who do use illegal drugs, without promoting their choice of substance use to others.
Active statements which suggest or recommend that someone engage in an illegal act would likely be considered as “present(ing) as desirable” and thus result in Enpsychedelia breaking its obligations to the CBAA and 3CR’s Code of Practice.
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> Promote harmony and diversity and contribute to an inclusive, cohesive and culturally-diverse Australian community
> Pursue the principles of democracy, access and equity, especially for people and issues not adequately represented in other media
> Enhance the diversity of programming choices available to the public and present programs that expand the variety of viewpoints broadcast in Australia
> Demonstrate independence in programming as well as in editorial and management decisions
> Support and develop local arts and music
> Increase community involvement in broadcasting.