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COD Hosts 'The Science and Culture of Psychotropic Drugs' June 10

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College of DuPage will host guest speaker Richard J. Miller, Ph.D., who will discuss his book, "Drugged: The Science and Culture Behind Psychotropic Drugs" on Tuesday, June 10, at 6 p.m. in the Berg Instructional Center, Room 1724, at the College's main campus in Glen Ellyn. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Miller obtained his obtained his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in the UK in 1975 and joined the faculty of the University of Chicago where he was the William Mabie Professor of Neuroscience.

Since 2000, Miller he has worked at the Northwestern University Medical School where he is the Alfred Newton Richards Professor. He has written many articles on the subject of Psychotropic drugs, including "Religion as a Product of Psychotropic Drug Use," published in the Atlantic.

Miller's discussion will kick-off the summer offering of "Psychedelic Mindview," a Human Services 2-credit hour course taught by adjunct professor Bruce Sewick, LCPC, RDDP, CADC. Sewick is the Manager of Adult Mental Health at Leyden Family Service and Mental Health Center in Franklin Park, and has been an adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage since 2003. The course explores the role of psychedelic substances throughout history, including recent clinical research for their use as adjuncts to psychotherapy and the influence of psychedelics in art, creativity and the political-social context of the 1960s. The course is offered at College of DuPage June 10 to July 29 from 6 to 9:50 p.m. in BIC 1724.

To register for this course (Human Services 1130-010), please visit

For more information about the course and upcoming presentation, please contact Bruce Sewick at