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AOC and Crenshaw Team Up to Advocate for Troops’ Access to Psychedelic Drugs

Addressing PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) have formed an unexpected alliance to push for allowing military personnel access to psychedelic drugs. Ocasio-Cortez expressed the need for resources to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and depression, stating that existing treatments are inadequate for many patients. The military and Department of Veterans Affairs are grappling with the growing prevalence of PTSD among service members, especially those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Data Supporting Psychedelic Treatments

Recent data suggest that psychedelic treatments can be effective in addressing these conditions, leading to the unlikely partnership between Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw. Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan, shared personal stories of friends who found relief from their ailments through psychedelics, despite their illegal status in the United States.

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Pushing for Change in the National Defense Authorization Act

The duo targeted the National Defense Authorization Act of this year to introduce their proposal. Although they managed to include a “watered-down version” of their bill in the legislation, Crenshaw expressed his commitment to work with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to include comprehensive funding and clinical trials in future versions of the bill.

Ocasio-Cortez called on veterans to apply pressure on the Senate to ensure the provision’s approval.

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Building Support for Change

Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the power of the veteran community to make their voices heard and urged them to advocate for the cause. The partnership between Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw demonstrates an unexpected collaboration in pursuit of improved treatment options for military personnel suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

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Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) have formed an unexpected alliance to push for allowing military personnel access to psychedelic drugs. Ocasio-Cortez expressed the need for resources to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and depression, stating that existing treatments are inadequate for many patients.

The military and Department of Veterans Affairs are grappling with the growing prevalence of PTSD among service members, especially those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Data Supporting Psychedelic Treatments

Recent data suggest that psychedelic treatments can be effective in addressing these conditions, leading to the unlikely partnership between Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw. Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan, shared personal stories of friends who found relief from their ailments through psychedelics, despite their illegal status in the United States.

Pushing for Change in the National Defense Authorization Act

The duo targeted the National Defense Authorization Act of this year to introduce their proposal. Although they managed to include a “watered-down version” of their bill in the legislation, Crenshaw expressed his commitment to work with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to include comprehensive funding and clinical trials in future versions of the bill. Ocasio-Cortez called on veterans to apply pressure on the Senate to ensure the provision’s approval.

Building Support for Change

Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the power of the veteran community to make their voices heard and urged them to advocate for the cause. The partnership between Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw demonstrates an unexpected collaboration in pursuit of improved treatment options for military personnel suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

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