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OAN: VETS Advocate For Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

The non-profit Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions organization is taking a unique approach to combat veteran suicides through psychedelic-assisted therapies. One America’s Stephanie Myers speaks with the organization’s co-founder, Amber Capone, about her inspiration and determination to create the non-profit.


The consuming grip of suicidal thoughts had become so dark that, in 2015, Marine veteran Justin Carlisle nearly took his life. The Iraq War veteran was desperate to try something that could offer some relief from his wartime trauma and waning mental health. That’s when a friend suggested ayahuasca.

High Times: U.S. Military Veterans Are Going to Mexico for Psychedelic Treatment

A recent report by CBS News highlighted this trend, noting that as “ many veterans with PTSD remain desperate for healing, a growing number are turning to psychedelic-assisted treatment in Mexico — using substances the government they fought for says are illegal.”

CBS News: U.S. military veterans turn to psychedelics in Mexico for PTSD treatment

Suicide rates for American service members and veterans are nothing short of catastrophic, with recent estimates claiming almost 17 vets take their own lives in the U.S. every day. Many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress and debilitating brain injuries, which traditional medications have largely failed to cure.

Stars and Stripes: Ecstasy and magic mushrooms show signs of helping with PTSD treatment, researchers say

Researchers and veterans testifying Tuesday on the use of psychedelic drugs to relieve post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts urged House lawmakers to back more studies into the alternative treatments.


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