The firebrand New York Democrat and the conservative Texas congressman rarely find themselves on the same side of the table. But Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) share support for expanding psychedelic research studies to active-duty military.
Coffee or Die Magazine: How U.S. veterans are fueling a renaissance in psychedelic therapies and research
It’s exactly four years to the day that SEAL veteran Marcus Capone underwent psychedelic-assisted therapy in Mexico, which he and his wife, Amber, believe saved his life. Inspired to connect others in the special operations community to the seemingly miraculous treatment, the Capones founded Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) the following year.
For more than 20 years, warfighters have been deployed to hot spots around the world in the fight against terrorism. We now have an entire generation of warfighters who have known nothing but combat deployments.
VETS psychedelic integration coaches Tomas Frymann and Sophie Whitney, along with fellow researchers, published the first-ever validated scales for measuring psychedelic integration in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Marcus and Amber talk with Paul F. Austin about Marcus’s experience in the military, the difficulties he faced in civilian life, the role of psychedelic-assisted therapy in his healing, and how Marcus and Amber are helping veterans pursue similar treatment today.