How Ecstasy Transcended Its Stigma — And Became A Treatment for PTSD

In 2012, after Madonna asked concertgoers, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?”, the popular DJ Deadmau5 went on an online tirade, accusing the superstar of advocating illegal drug use to young music fans. This represents a snapshot in the evolution of MDMA (aka. 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Ecstasy, the previous street name for MDMA in pill form, had become an …

MDMA May Be Helpful in Treating PTSD

For those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the frequent vivid flashbacks and nightmares can make everyday life a challenge. And while medications used to treat other mental illnesses may help with PTSD, that’s not the case for everyone, which is why new research from the University of British Columbia looking into whether MDMA — also known as a party …