Police Officers Are Doing Ayahuasca Now

February 09, 2024

The positive effects spiralled.” However the hyper vigilant states caused by his PTSD persisted – at least, until he drank ayahuasca on the retreat. Unlike veterans serving in conflicts abroad, police officers often cannot leave behind the potentially triggering sites of nightmarish events from their everyday lives. The National Police Chiefs’ Council says exposure to traumatic events is “a difficult reality” for officers who are “exposed to some of life’s most challenging situations”. A national police wellbeing service was launched in 2019 to provide support and guidance for forces, while a mental health survey allows chiefs to assess where help is needed most. A national police wellbeing service was launched in 2019 to provide support and guidance for forces, while a mental health survey allows chiefs to assess where help is needed most.