Ecstasy used to treat PTSD in Vancouver study
published on September 8, 2015 by Michael Mui in 24 Hours (Vancouver)
A Vancouver study is examining using the pure form of the drug ecstasy as a treatment tool for people suffering from extreme cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, by simply making it easier for them to talk and share their experience.
This type of research is part of a growing body of evidence that suggests psychedelic substances – such as MDMA, magic mushrooms, the peyote cactus, LSD and more – could be used to treat everything from anxiety to addiction.
According to a Canadian Medical Association Journal article published Tuesday, many studies around the world have found success in using mind-altering drugs in small clinical trials.
For example, one observational study in BC within the Coast Salish First Nations community found alcohol and substance addicts showed “significant improvements” in reductions of drug and alcohol use after six months of treatment.View the full article