A clinical trial has begun in the U.K. to determine whether MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy, can be used to treat alcoholism.
The idea is to combine MDMA with psychotherapy in an attempt to treat alcoholics who have repeatedly relapsed.
MDMA is effective in treating people who have experienced trauma, the researchers say, and the hypothesis is that many alcoholics have a background that includes trauma and may respond to this type of treatment.
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