Detroit firefighter injured on the job finds relief with ketamine-assisted therapy

  • Source: WXYZ-TV ABC 7 Detroit
  • Published: 02/15/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Zack Lessner loves being a Detroit firefighter, but on January 13, 2023, his world was upended after he was hit by a car on a fire scene. "I ended up having a traumatic brain injury. And I… had two bulged discs,” He revealed. But after the physical wounds healed, he struggled with PTSD and depression. “It was like just being a zombie. That was the best way to put it. And, and you didn't see the sun. You didn't see flowers. It was just, it was horrible,” Lessner said. Lessner says he began to experience suicidal ideation. “I had a plan,” he said. ”There was no question about it.” Zack had been on leave for almost a year, taking Xanax every day to function. Then in December, he decided to try a new approach — psychedelic integration at the Drake Center for Transformative Healing in Franklin.


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