In a world-first, scientists in Bristol are using the psychoactive drug MDMA as part of a treatment program for addicts and alcoholics. Unfortunately, in today’s world, there are millions and millions and citizens struggling from some sort of addiction. Addiction is used by many as a coping mechanism andContinue Reading MDMA is unique among psychedelics for its ability to help people connect and communicate with others, two common problems for those with autism. Early research with MDMA — before federal officials banned it in 1985, citing its abuse as a recreational drug — showed that people who took theContinue Reading The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to phase three trials of MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, the final phase of validation required to turn the party drug into a legal medicine. The treatment involves giving patients the drug just three times –Continue Reading Over the years, she tried talking therapy, somatic therapy, and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), in which a therapist moves his or her fingers left and right in front of a patient’s face as they recount their trauma (the eye movements seem to dampen the memories). Nothing worked.Continue Reading

Ecstasy may become an FDA-approved medical treatment in five years Shared from Google News & Weather As long as it’s used for medical purposes and obtained lawfully, marijuana can be legally purchased in the United States by those with access to medical marijuana doctors and cards as long asContinue Reading If you think of MDMA, the drug often cut with other substances and sold as “Molly” or Ecstasy, as just an illicit party drug, think again. A growing body of research suggests that it and other psychedelic drugs can be effective treatments for ailments ranging from post-traumatic stress disorderContinue Reading So a few weeks after David’s death, she began seeing a cognitive behavioral therapist at the University of Oklahoma. He diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a condition characterized by flashbacks, feelings of hopelessness, and emotional numbing that affects 8 million U.S. adults (81 percent of themContinue Reading