VetStory: Is Ecstasy the Cure for PTSD? Dose #2

Phil Briggs
June 04, 2018 - 3:55 pm

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This is Part 2 of "Is Ecstasy the cure for PTSD?" To hear Part 1 and see the associated article click here

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"I owe my life to MAPS ... because I'd be dead or dead soon if weren't for the treatment."

- Army/Marine Corps veteran Jonathan Lubecky

In part two of our conversation with Lubecky, he shares more vivid details about the MDMA therapy he credits with saving his life. Also, Brad Burge, Director of Strategic Communications, for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), tells us how researchers believe MDMA works on the brain of veterans with severe PTSD and what the future holds for this drug, once thought of as merely a nightclub psychedelic. 

In this episode:

  • How does MDMA affect the brain?
  • Inside the therapy session
  • Billion dollars in savings
  • Molly, Ecstasy ... the club vs the clinic
  • Side Effects?
  • What's next?



A simulation of the therapy session where patients take MDMA under the care and supervision by the MAPS doctors.

Another view, from a simulated MDMA therapy session


The real Molly: FDA approved MDMA.


Killing Time: Army Designated Marksman, Jonathan Lubecky during some down time in Iraq 


From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: Lubecky lobbying for change on Capitol Hill


Meeting a future President:

In February 2016, Jonathan Lubecky and wife Olivia, met the future President Donald Trump at an event at The Citadel Military College, Charleston SC. 


For more information about MAPS click here.

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