Ecstasy For PTSD: ‘It Gave Me My Life Back’

Ecstasy For PTSD: ‘It Gave Me My Life Back’

Researchers in Boulder are trying to determine if an illegal club drug could be a viable treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). That’s right, licensed therapists here in Colorado have been treating patients with MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, during guided psychotherapy sessions. So far, the results have been positive. A much larger study will attempt to replicate the results at test sites across the country. Colleen was one of the 28 patients in the Boulder study. “It was pretty brutal,” she said. “Having PTSD kind of takes over your entire life.” Colleen said she developed PTSD in 2004 after...

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