The Mission Within is committed to providing proven research into the effectiveness of psychedelic therapies not just to treat, but to heal veterans, their families and others suffering from PTSD, Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, (mTBI), Depression and Anxiety.

In collaboration with Heroic Heart Project, The Mission Within will be the first program will be the site for at UT-Austin clinical study that will assess the efficacy of two psychedelics — psilocybin mushrooms and 5-MeO-DMT — on spouses of dead U.S. service members or veterans who meet the diagnostic criteria of prolonged grief. The study will involve two sets of 15 participants; one will be treated with 5-MeO-DMT and one with psilocybin.

Additional studies that are being planned are an ibogaine brain imaging study as well as one looking at the effectiveness of ayahuasca for PTSD in combat veterans.

I Want to Reset My Brain’: Female Veterans Turn to Psychedelic Therapy

Traumatized by war and sexual assaults, some U.S. veterans and veterans’ spouses are seeking help in a Mexican clinic that treats depression and addiction with potent hallucinogens like toad poison.

Mindstate Podcast

Michael Higgs - Retired Navy Seal on his work with Mission Within providing psychedelic treatment using Ibogaine and 5-meo-dm.

Everyday Warrior Podcast

In our seventh episode, we talked to Dr. Martin Polanco and Dr. Kirk Parsley, who are leading the way in psychedelic research and therapy, and are changing people’s lives for the better, breaking down preconceived ideas about psychedelic therapy and its use in modern medicine.

Michael Higgs

Michael Higgs is a former Navy Seal operator who has been on his healing path principally with 5Meo DMT as well as Iboga/Ibogaine. He is currently a facilitator at the healing center “The Mission Within”. They are a therapeutic facility, taking on a 60/40 split of vets to civilians for healing. We dive into Michael’s origin story as well as his work with the medicines.

Dr. Martin Polanco, Founder of The Mission Within & Michael Higgs, Veteran, SEAL Master

This episode concentrates on the rise of psychedelic therapy. Dr. Martin Polanco and Michael Higgs are leading the way in psychedelic research and therapy, and are changing people's lives for the better.

Center to Study Psychedelics for Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD Launches at UT Austin’s Dell Med

Research to Focus on Veterans, Adults Affected by Early Childhood Trauma

The Pied Piper of Psychedelic Toads

Octavio Rettig, an underground practitioner of 5-MeO-DMT, a hallucinogenic substance derived from Sonoran Desert toads, claims that he has revived a lost Mesoamerican ritual.

Austin Texas Has The Potential To Become A Hotbed For Psychedelic Research

Austin’s irreverence for convention is setting the stage for it to become a mecca for psychedelics. The free-spirited business leaders in the rapidly growing capital of Texas are wholeheartedly embracing opportunities for psychedelic research and therapy.

Opinion: I was traumatized by my time in Afghanistan and Iraq. Psychedelic therapy changed my life.

It’s time for California to decriminalize psychedelics and allow for life-saving psychedelic therapies.

Conservative Texas Leans Into Psychedelic Research

On December 16, 2021, researchers at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin launched the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy. The Texas center joins other similar centers in the U.S. in California and Baltimore, and a growing list of over 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. alone who have partnered with for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to study psychedelic medicine.

Texas Further Embraces Psychedelics With Launch Of Center For Psychedelic Research And Therapy

Research will focus on how various psychedelics can be used under proper supervision and guidance to treat severe depression, anxiety and PTSD.

The Mission Within is a clinical psychedelic retreat providing specialized treatments for PSTD, mTBI, depression, and anxiety helping participants breakthrough past trauma to become their best selves.