Course Description

Through interactive eLearning, this course provides an in-depth summary of how psychedelic therapy can positively impact veteran health, and how veterans seeking treatment with psychedelics can make the most of their experiences. Explore the most recent scientific research about treatments using ibogaine, psilocybin, ayahuasca, MDMA, ketamine, and 5-MeO-DMT for conditions commonly affecting veterans, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTS/PTSD), and drug and alcohol addiction. You will learn how psychedelics may work in the brain to heal neural circuits and improve cognitive functioning, how to integrate psychedelic experiences, and how to support family members before, during, and after psychedelic experiences.

This course covers the basics of psychedelics, how they work, and what is now known about their benefits and risks for treating conditions that commonly affect veterans and their families. Designed in collaboration with our educational partner Psychedelic.Support, researchers and integration coaches will provide you with the tools you need to make more informed treatment choices for you or for the veteran in your life.

This course is for veterans and their families who want to understand current scientific research on psychedelics and how it applies to veterans, and for anyone else interested in learning about psychedelics and veteran mental health. The course does not require any previous knowledge. This course is presented in collaboration with our friends at Psychedelic.Support.

Self-paced course includes:

  • Interactive eLearning course
  • Videos, animations, and detailed graphics of complex topics
  • Take-home resources related to veterans and psychedelics, including questions to ask yourself before, during, and after a journey
  • Interviews with VETS coaches and psychedelic therapists about the impact of psychedelic experiences for veterans
  • Exclusive sit-downs with VETS co-founders Marcus and Amber Capone about their experiences with psychedelic-assisted therapy

Course Curriculum

Lesson 1: Psychedelics 101

Learn psychedelic terminology and the history of psychedelics.

Lesson 2: Veteran Health & Psychedelic Research

Understand common mental and physical challenges that veterans face and what current psychedelic research applies to these conditions.

Lesson 3: How Do Psychedelics Work?

Explore how psychedelics interact on the brain, body, and behavior.

Lesson 4: The Ins & Outs of Psychedelic Substances

Gain in-depth knowledge on psychedelic substances and their uses in medical and non-medical settings.

Lesson 5: Taking a Psychedelic Journey

Learn about the importance of preparing for a psychedelic journey, the different types of settings where psychedelics are commonly taken, and harm reduction techniques.

Lesson 6: Psychedelic Integration & Aftercare

Dive deep into the significance of integration and care after a psychedelic experience. Learn skills for practicing integration and connect to resources for obtaining aftercare.

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