Ayahuasca retreats in Central and South America are attracting American military veterans in search of PTSD therapy:
The paper reports:
“I have traveled across continents to come to the jungle to do psychedelics,” marveled [a former special forces sniper] who had steered clear from drugs his whole life. “I guess this is what might be considered a Hail Mary…”
Collectively, these centers have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace for people searching for an alternative to antidepressants and other widely prescribed pharmaceuticals.