DR. MARTIN POLANCO

Advisor, TribaLights

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Martin Polanco, M.D. is the founder of The Mission Within, a clinical program that serves Special Operations Veterans and specializes in treatment-resistant and complex conditions such as mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Post-traumatic Stress, Depression, and/or Addiction as a result of experiences during military service.

His extensive experience in treating addiction laid the groundwork for developing The Mission Within. Dr. Polanco was the founder and medical director at Crossroads Treatment Center which demonstrated an effective mental health treatment model using psychedelics. He built on this work by contributing to the body of psychedelic research, specifically focused on the outcome and phenomenological studies of Ibogaine and 5 MeO-DMT.

His mission is to make psychedelic therapy for PTSD available to every veteran that needs it while conducting research to prove it's effectiveness - the end goal being the legalization of psychedelic medicines.