MDMA: From club drug to the doctor’s office | Front Burner

An illegal party drug that makes its users feel euphoric is finding its way back to use in therapy. Doctors in Australia can prescribe MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, along with therapy, to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It might become legal for treatment in the U.S. this year. And Canada is studying its possible use. So how did the drug find its way from the dance floor to the medicine cabinet?

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