Rick Doblin is one of the most important and active figures when it comes to changing the law surrounding psychedelics. In 1986 he founded MAPS as a non-profit psychedelic pharmaceutical company. MAPS is sponsoring the world’s most advanced psychedelic therapy research: Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD.
He comments in his TED Talk that according to the Veterans Administration, over a million veterans are now disabled with PTSD, and at least 20 veterans a day are committing suicide, many of them from PTSD.
Watch the video below to get to know Rick Doblin better, how MDMA affects the brain, and how such a drug, when paired with psychotherapy, can be a game changer for mental health.