Summary: Voiceclub’s Tim Adalin Interviews MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., in a casual conversation encapsulating MAPS’ work to legalize MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for PTSD.
Originally appearing here.
This is a short conversation with Rick Doblin, a kind, wise, and fascinating man affecting remarkable change in the world. Among many notable points of description, Rick is the founder and executive director of MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. While a household name in some places, MAPS, for those who haven’t heard of the organization before, is the central node in the drive toward rescheduling MDMA in the U.S. and Europe. The heavy lifting of that change lies in the substantial evidence gathered in favor of MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.
But what does MDMA feel like? And what can we say about the insights MDMA affords people? On reflection, these are some of the questions underpinning what Rick and Tim discuss here.