The Washington Post had a very interesting article recently on how ecstasy can be used to treat PTSD. There’s a long history of how recreational drugs got banned even when they are less harmful than alcohol or can be highly useful in medicine (not to mention all the arguments for legalisation for sheer pleasure and doing away with gang warfare, illegal production… blah blah).
Fortunately a few doctors are pushing the envelope and after decades of lobbying are now finally getting approval for limited trials. Wish there were more of these!
I myself had suffered from PTSD and would have greatly appreciated this drug to speed up treatment and help me on my way to recovery!
I hope it’ll eventually be available for this use if not for a more widespread use… the usual one of enhancing experiences and having pleasurable rides…
The Peace Drug
Post-traumatic stress disorder had destroyed Donna Kilgore’s life. Then experimental therapy with MDMA, a drug better known as ecstasy, showed her a way out. Was it a fluke — or the future?