- The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
- United States of America
Dear Rick Doblin, Founder and Director of MAPS,
We are a group of patriots and concerned citizens who encourage you to think about starting a study to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in officers of the police and national guard when they return from the Standing Rock protests.
Watching images of the protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota has been a challenging and shocking process for our whole country. There is no question that for police officers who put themselves the front of critical issues facing the American economy there is an increased risk of emotional harm as well as physical violence.
MAPS has done notable work treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. police officers, as well as soldiers in both the U.S.A. and Israel. You have been to the Pentagon to discuss the potential of this therapy for US patriots, and you told WIRED Magazine at the time that: "There’s been this history of conflict between psychedelics and the military, and we’re trying to say that’s not the only vision. There’s a way for us to come together."
WE AGREE! But while the military are our protectors abroad, the police are our protectors here at home, putting themselves on the front line for our freedom.
Police offers traditionally face stigma when looking for treatment with PTSD. As one cop told CNN, "The mentality in the police department is if you go and see someone and you're stressed, you're a weak person." Help to break through this stigma, and to support our brave patriots and protectors.
Thank you again for all of your service to bring this country forward!
We, the undersigned, call on the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to set up a clinical trial to use MDMA to treat the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of police officers and national guardsmen who are now on the front lines at Standing Rock.
The MDMA study for police officers at Standing Rock petition to The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies was written by Tom Timberland and is in the category Patriotism at GoPetition.