#15 - Veterans and Psychedelics part 1 – Heroic Hearts Foundation

This episode of the Drug Science podcast offers a unique insight into the personal accounts of veterans Jesse Gould and Keith Abrahams. From the Afghan war zone to the Peruvian Jungle, these two have dedicated themselves to helping support their fellow brothers and sisters in arms.

After being deployed in Afghanistan three times, Jesse Gould founded the Heroic Hearts Project in 2017 to spearhead the acceptance and use of ayahuasca therapy as a means of addressing the current mental health crisis among veterans. This project offers veterans who are interested in pursuing psychedelic treatment options, a chance to treat their PTSD.

Keith Abraham served 9 years as a member of The Parachute Regiment, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout the latter years of his military service and during this time working for an investment bank, Keith began experiencing severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. After exhausting the majority of services and options offered by the NHS and military charities without much success, Keith realised a new approach was needed.


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Heroic Hearts

Heroic Hearts UK

PTSD and unemployment 



Iquitos Peru



Veterans Affairs recommendations for treating PTSD

Psilocybin retreats in the Netherlands

Johns Hopkins Psychedelic Research

Crispin Blunt

Ollie Ollerton

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