Drugs for war?

Given how useful psychedelics can be in treating PTSD in veterans, advocates are now pushing to get psilocybin, ibogaine, and ayahuasca into the hands of active-duty military personnel.

The idea is to help keep soldiers healthy and ideally free of PTSD while they are still in service, but there are still a lot of questions regarding how practical these forms of medicine can be in a military setting.

From Bloomberg News, “One [concern] is whether soldiers given psychedelic drugs might be less quick to kill. On the other hand… those who are ‘hypervigilant’ might do things they later regret, like being too quick to fire on the wrong target.”

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