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An honest look at the risks and benefits of MDMA

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Addiction, one of the most important peer-reviewed journals on drug use and abuse, has published the results of a study regarding the use of recreational ecstacy use and potential cognitive damage – which turned out to be absent. The study is unique in that it compared ecstacy users with minimal to no other drug use and non-drug users from the same dance scene.

For years it has been assumed that cognitive skills such as learning and memory would be damaged by heavy ecstacy use. But previous studies always used subjects that also used other drugs, so it could not be determined whether the damage was due to ecstacy use or use of other drugs. This study offers a new light on the matter.

The same day, O Magazine published an article on MAPS’ study of the use of MDMA in psychotherapy for people suffering from PTSD. Sarah, who has suffered from PTSD for twenty years, tells the reader about her experiences with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. You can read the full article here.

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