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C.J. Spotswood, BSN, RN-BC is a third generation male psychiatric nurse. C.J. is a board certified psychiatric-mental health Registered Nurse who works in Maine General Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Suite in the Emergency Department in Augusta, Maine and at a private drug and alcohol rehab facility. C.J. is currently enrolled at the University of Southern Maine completing his Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner and has been practicing in mental health and substance abuse for almost 20 years. C.J. also teaches for the University of Maine at Fort Kent as an adjunct nursing faculty. C.J. approaches nursing from a holistic perspective in his nursing practice, (having graduated from one of the 14 recognized holistic nursing schools in the nation, at the University of Maine at Augusta). C.J. has incorporated this approach and helping others achieve optimal health through addressing mind, body, spiritual, and emotional health. An entheogen is a class of psychoactive substances that induce any type of spiritual experience aimed at development or sacred use. The term entheogen is often chosen to contrast recreational use of the same drugs. Together I have incorporated my professional nursing philosophy and my belief in entheogens to become "The EntheoNurse" C.J. has been studying psychedelic use in psychiatry while in grad school and presented at the American Psychiatric Nurse Association’s National Conference in New Orleans this past October on Psychedelics in Psychiatry: Exploring the Potential Use of Psychedelics for the Improvement of Persistent and Intractable Mental Health Symptoms to a crowd of over 500+ Psychiatric Registered Nurses and Nurse Practioners. C.J. has also presented this topic at Maine General’s Grand Rounds lecture (which was their highest attended Grand Rounds ever). C.J. has also presented this past September as part of Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit, a worldwide celebration of the myth, magic, and science of psychedelic mushrooms. Here, C.J. presented on “When Disaster Strikes: Management of Worst-Case Scenario Situations with Psilocybin Use”. Currently, C.J. is writing a research paper on the use of Psychedelics in Psychiatry and will be seeking publishing for it in the near future. C.J. recently appeared on the podcast Nursing School Struggle discussing his unique nursing background and experience. He is also active on the Psychedelics Today FB group and has a few upcoming projects focused on psychedelics and nursing that he is working on. When C.J. is not busy trailblazing nursing’s use of psychedelics, school, or work he is spending his time with his wife Magen, usually visiting local breweries, and enjoying time with his 6 year old daughter Malarie.

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