Subjects diagnosed with severe post-traumatic stress disorder made substantially more progress when they received MDMA rather than a placebo.
"It's like taking a chemical helicopter ride above my life," says psychotherapist Charles Wininger. "Then I can come back down and rededicate myself to the way I want to be living."
A 71-year-old therapist comes out of the "chemical closet" to promote MDMA as a means of self-discovery
Rick Doblin, a leading force in America's psychedelic renaissance, imagines a world of "mass mental health" facilitated by formerly demonized drugs.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is making MDMA and other drugs medically legitimate and socially acceptable.
This Was the Decade When Politicians Stopped Panicking About Marijuana and Started Panicking About Nicotine
Despite notable progress in policies regarding pot and psychedelics, the war on drugs always finds new targets.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is already exploring what a post-prohibition world is going to look like.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is exploring what a post-prohibition world will look like.
Sarah Rose Siskind's monthly show Drug Test is creating a world of educated psychonauts one trip at a time.
Tao Lin's Trip details how the author's experience with LSD, DMT, psilocybin, and more blew his mind while making him more human.
One year after their final sessions, three-quarters of the subjects no longer qualified for a diagnosis.
The designation should speed the drug's approval as a prescription medicine, which could happen as soon as 2021.
Serious researchers are about to do what Timothy Leary never managed: Get government approval for LSD, MDMA, and more.
A half century after the psychedelic movement came to a screeching halt, MDMA scientists are making the most of a second chance.
Successful clinical trials would lead to MDMA's removal from schedule I.
And other fun notes from the world's largest gathering of psychedelic researchers.
Surveys combined with hair tests indicate that MDMA adulteration is common.
There's no evidence anyone has ever passed off marijuana edibles or Molly tablets as Halloween candy.
How the government makes drugs more dangerous
Fear of meth, bath salts, salvia, MDMA, and heroin correspond loosely, at best, to actual trends in drug use.