Meet a Former Soldier Who Overcame His Life-Threatening PTSD With MDMA-Therapy
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“One of my biggest reservations was I had never used MDMA before in my life,” Lubecky told me in a phone interview. “I had no idea what to expect.”
Lubecky called up researchers Michael and Annie Mithoefer, who have been leading the MDMA-assisted psychotherapy studies of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) — an organization that is one of the torchbearers behind the modern-day psychedelic research movement.
After an interview, a physical exam, and neuropsychology testing, the researchers confirmed that Lubecky qualified for the MDMA study, and just 3 MDMA treatment sessions would go on to transform his life.
He says that many people only think of PTSD as a mental health problem, but it’s mental and physical.
“When you’re in combat where you’re getting shot at and everyone could be a potential threat, your brain and body train themselves to survive.” he says. “Then you come home and those things are no longer needed, but there’s no way to retrain the body.”