“The cultural integration of psychedelics won't happen overnight...
The first step is for people who have knowledge of these substances to share it, "coming out" about their own experiences. Drug education should be honest and present a balanced picture of risks and benefits.” ~ Rick Doblin (founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)
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about the film
Follow Oregon-Based Psychologist Alissa Bazinet as she completes her training to become a
legally licensed Psychedelic Therapist
join combat veteranS and trauma survivors using mdma-assisted therapy to overcome ptsD
Hear from international experts currently using psychedelics to treat depression, anxiety, addiction and more
“I realized that I had part of me locked up in jail... I went and opened the door and hugged him, and his evil eyes faded away.”
~ Marine Corps Veteran
"It’s not like you’re a new person, it’s just that now you’re able to shine through. It’s like having glasses for the first time after you’ve been blind your whole life."
~ Allison Heistand-Phelps
"It gave me my life back... with MDMA it was like a year and a half of the previous therapy in one day."
Alissa Bazinet, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in holistic and mindfulness-based methods to treat adults facing trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and more.
After working with the VA for a number of years, Alissa is passionate about becoming certified to legally use MDMA assisted therapy with those who are suffering from treatment-resistant PTSD. She is an active volunteer for the Zendo Project, which offers psychedelic harm reduction and peer support services.
Meet the Filmmakers
Ian Stout is a filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. While serving 15 months in Iraq he survived two roadside bombs, while close friends did not. After 5 years of intense nightmares, and over 10 years on his own healing journey, he still felt hopeless for all of those still suffering.
Watching the results come in from MDMA assisted therapy in MAPS' Phase II trials, showing that 68% of the test subjects no longer had PTSD after their 12-month follow-up, he quickly thought of the healing potential this could bring to so many of his veteran brothers and sisters.
The Directors Why:
Quinn Schneider is a radio and TV producer. Quinn's zest for exploration originally comes from firsthand experience with depression, heartbreak, and a constant search for meaning. Quinn's first documentary went viral overnight and was mentioned by a federal judge as impacting the end of a controversial New York City Police Department policy. Since then, she's been an associate producer for a PBS film, reported courtside at the Olympics in Rio, produced videos and hosted events crossing the Atlantic Ocean, and taught ethical filmmaking in South Africa.
Quinn hopes this film will aid in the healing process for so many people that could be helped through alternative therapies.
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Vertica Productions LLC operates a charitable project fiscally sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Inc. (MAPS),(Federal Tax ID: 59-2751953), a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. In accordance with federal tax requirements, MAPS exercises discretion and control over all project funds. Please make your donations for the purposes of the project directly to MAPS. All donation buttons on this website will link you directly to our official MAPS donation page.