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A retired Mountie from Nova Scotia is crediting an unconventional, but increasingly mainstream, drug treatment with providing him relief from his PTSD symptoms for the first time in years.

Byron Maclean recently completed six months of treatment at a clinic that specializes in ketamine — an anesthetic used in veterinary surgeries, a club drug favoured by recreational users for its hallucinogenic effects, and one that the former police officer wants offered to his peers still on the job in Nova Scotia.

“These treatments that I’m talking about, at this very moment … are not available to officers that are currently serving, so that is kind of an unfortunate thing,” said Maclean in a recent interview…

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