FAQ

Q. Where does my donation money go?

A. Veterans of War’s first priority is funding airfare to and from Iquitos, Peru in the contiguous United States at an estimated cost of $2000 per veteran participant. Money raised in excess of these needs directly funds hosting, website maintenance, and further programming needs. If we’ve met our fundraising goals and you wish to know where your donation is going, please email us and we’re happy to provide an itemized response.

 

Q. Why are you only targeting 4 participants in each cohort to Iquitos, Peru?

A. There are two factors in play that have kept our numbers where they are: 1) small unit mechanics; aka, ease-of-command and control during an intensive process, and 2) space availability at the workshop center. The center we visit in Iquitos, Peru has limited housing and seating availability that is more conducive to smaller cohorts.

 

Q. Are there any scientific journals or scholarly articles where we can learn more about entheogens?

A. Absolutely. Research in this area is very much “tip-of-the-spear” and as such, there are new studies and articles generated every year. We have chosen a few that we think give a good overview to our work and have them posted in the “research” section of the website. If you find anything that we have missed, please send us an email so we can add it to our list!

Q. I thought veterans of war preserved and shared veteran stories?

A. Veterans of War has undergone a significant pivot in our programming. While we agree that preservation of first hand accounts of service, sacrifice and transition are important; they simply pale in comparison to the overwhelming need for comprehensive suicide prevention solutions.

 

 
Often it isn’t the initiating trauma that creates seemingly insurmountable pain, but the lack of support after.”
— S. Kelley Harrell