Iraq Vets Offered Ecstasy to Treat Flashbacks

The Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for soldiers traumatized by their time in Iraq and Afghanistan to be offered the party drug ecstasy to help free them of flashbacks and recurring nightmares. The soldiers would take the drug as part of an experiment to see if MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, can treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Before smileys. Before glow sticks and Mitsubishis. Before raves and techno, ecstasy had a lengthy, respected, and legal career as a psychotherapeutic drug.