Green Rush Podcast: Dr. Stephen Xenakis, Exec. Director of APPA

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Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, a weekly conversation at the intersection of cannabis, psychedelics, the capital markets and culture. 

This week Nick Opich and Lewis Goldberg are back for a new episode with special guest Brigadier General (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD, Executive Director of the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA). Steve joins us this week to discuss what led him to the military and psychiatry and what it was like taking this path while his peers explored drugs and the counterculture movement, as well as his work with APPA and its publishing of the first professional practice guidelines for psychedelic-assisted therapy practitioners.

In this conversation, Steve also helps us to better understand our veteran and military men and women’s behavioral health needs and how his psychiatric and military expertise uniquely primed him to help APPA in its mission to safely integrate psychedelics into the U.S. healthcare system.

If you are interested in learning more about Steve and the work he’s leading with the team at APPA, visit the links in our show notes. Also, be sure to follow Steve and APPA on LinkedIn and other top social media platforms.

So, sit back and enjoy our conversation with General Xenakis of the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association.

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Nick Opich and Lewis Goldeberg of KCSA Strategic Communications. 

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

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