WHAT IS #FLOATFORMAPS?
Created by Michael Garrett of Reboot and Ryan Duey of Capitol Floats, #FloatForMAPS is a float industry-wide gift card campaign taking place July 2018 that will generate funds for both the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS / maps.org). Participating centers will donate 15% of their #FloatForMaps Gift Cards to MAPS in support of their drug development of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.
WHAT IS MAPS?
Founded in 1986 by Rick Doblin, Ph.D., the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Their most recent study is using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of severe post traumatic stress disorder. To learn more, visit the MAPS website: maps.org
RESULTS FROM PHASE II TRIALS
In MAPS’ completed Phase 2 trials with 107 participants, 56% no longer qualified for PTSD after treatment, measured two months following treatment. At the 12-month follow-up, 68% no longer had PTSD. These participants all had chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD, and most only received two or three sessions of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, along with twelve 90-minute psychotherapy sessions for preparation and integration.
No longer had PTSD
MAPS had breakthrough results on their Phase 2 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and are now conducting Phase 3 trials, the final stage of research before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can approve a new prescription treatment. MAPS currently aims to submit its New Drug Application to the FDA in 2021 for approval. Drug development is expensive, but with our help, MAPS will be able to make this PTSD treatment widely available to the 25 million people in the world who are suffering from serious trauma.
Use the interactive map below to find a local participating float center and contact them directly to purchase a #FloatForMAPS gift card.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN
If you own a float center, you can still join the campaign until June 30th by filling out the form below.
By joining our campaign, you will be added to our map of participating float centers, receive imagery to promote the campaign, and an agreement to donate 15% of your #FloatForMAPS gift card proceeds to MAPS by August 15, 2018. The price of your gift card is up to you, but it is intended to be up for all of July. Once you join, check your inbox for the intro email with all the information.
PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY
From MAPS: “We are seeking volunteers for a research study who are at least 18 years old and have been diagnosed with PTSD. You must be in good physical health to participate.”