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Decades ago, ecstasy — yes, MDMA — was used in marriage counseling

For the first decade after it was synthesized, MDMA was used in individual and couples therapy.Many therapists spoke against the criminalization of MDMA in 1985 due to the drug's therapeutic potential.A revival has occurred in recent years, with the government allowing clinical trials to move forward. None Before the second "M" was affixed to "MDA," researchers spent decades searching for a utility for the mescaline derivative. Patented as "methylsafrylamin" in 1914 by Merck, the drug was shelv...
Tags: Marriage, California, Sex, Relationships, Love, Communication, Merck, Reagan, Vulnerability, Innovation, DEA, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, U S Army, MDA


Three charged over 'largest dark web' syndicate that sold $17m of drugs through post

Trio are accused of sending drugs including MDMA and LSD to buyers around Australia Three people accused of selling and distributing drugs worth more than $17m have been charged in what police believe is the “first and largest penetration of the dark web” in Australia.The trio – a 25-year-old man and two women, aged 20 and 24 – were arrested on Thursday as part of a broader investigation into drug supply dating back to 2018. Continue reading...
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MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan


A top psychedelic scientist says 'the climate's looking good' for magic mushrooms and MDMA to turn into medicines at a gathering of the world's billionaires

The prospects are improving for turning psychedelics into approved medical treatments. Speaking this week at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, a leading neuroscientist said drugs like magic mushrooms and MDMA are moving closer to regulatory approval. If given the green light, the drugs could be used to treat a variety of mental health indications, including depression and PTSD. First, there were the cancer patients. In a handful of people diagnosed with advanced...
Tags: London, China, Trends, Earth, Davos, Peter Thiel, Magic, Silicon Valley, South America, Mdma, World Economic Forum, Don, Davos Switzerland, Imperial College, Robin Carhart Harris, Alyson Shontell


MDMA and cocaine dealer had drugs and cash stuffed in pants after foot chase through Tesco car park - Somerset Live

MDMA and cocaine dealer had drugs and cash stuffed in pants after foot chase through Tesco car park   Somerset Live A 27-year-old drug dealer has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after he was found with drugs stuffed in his pants following a foot chase with ...
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Camping Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

Camping Season 1 Episode 7 Recap In the previous episode HBO’s Camping, Walt and Kathryn searched for Carleen. In Camping season 1 episode 7, Kathryn threw Walt his birthday party while Carleen was still missing. Festive Garb No one was in the mood for Walt’s party because they hadn’t found Carleen. For some reason, Kathryn aggressively kissed Jandice. They didn’t want to do what Kathryn had planned, like a talent show, so she sarcastically suggested they do some of Jandice’s drugs. Jandic...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Camping, Arizona, Harry, Recap, Miguel, Joe, TV Recap, Mdma, George, Tyler, Kathryn, Walt, Carleen


MDMA could help gain trust but does not make one naive find researchers

MDMA or ecstasy pills can help individuals trust more and cooperate say a team of researchers who are looking at its properties that could help treat psychological disorders. The study was published this week in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
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Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347)

“I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. But they were coming from depths that psychoanalysis didn’t know anything about.” — Stanislav Grof Stanislav Grof, M.D., (stanislavgrof.com) is a psychiatrist with more than 60 years of experience in research of “holotropic” states of consciousness, a large and important subgroup […]
Tags: Lifestyle, Psychotherapy, The Tim Ferriss Show, Lsd, Mdma, Psychedelics, Psychedelic Drugs, Albert Hofmann, Breath Exercises, Stan Grof, Stanislav Grof Stanislav Grof


Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A psychedelic advocacy group has brought MDMA — the illegal party drug also known as ecstasy — to the brink of medical legitimacy after 32 years of trying.The Food and Drug Administration has labeled the drug a... [Author: [email protected]]
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Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses

There's been a recent resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to address conditions like anxiety and depression. That research is beginning to lead to the development of new and novel drugs. Illicit drugs like mushrooms, ecstasy (MDMA), and ketamine are inspiring a range of potential treatments for diseases that currently lack good medications. Once portrayed as illegal ways to "drop out" or "tune in," psychedelic and semi-psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and ecstasy are fina...
Tags: Stanford, Trends, Ptsd, Peter Thiel, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda, DEA, Allergan, Johns Hopkins, Imperial College London, Business Insider, Mdma, Johnson Johnson, Julie Holland, Mike Novogratz


O'Dog Hanson smuggling ring accountant sentenced

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego-based certified public accountant was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison for his role in an international drug trafficking, gambling and money laundering organization led by former University of Southern California football player Owen "O'Dog" Hanson.Luke Fairfield, 40, pleaded guilty last year, admitting that his role in the "ODOG" enterprise included laundering money, aiding in the creation of shell companies to hide ODOG's criminal proceeds, a...
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Octopuses on Ecstasy, Weight-Loss Scams, and Neutron Stars: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech and science world has had a very interesting week: Researchers have discovered what happens when you give our favorite tentacled, ocean-dwelling friends MDMA, landed rovers on asteroids, confirmed the oldest known animal fossil on the planet, and found something very weird going on with a distant neutron star…Read more...
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Trilobites: On Ecstasy, Octopuses Reached Out for a Hug

By dosing the tentacled creatures with MDMA, researchers found they share parts of an ancient messaging system involved in social behaviors with humans.
Tags: News, Brain, Animal Cognition, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Octopus, Mdma, Current Biology (Journal, Evolution (Biology, Ecstasy (Drug, Serotonin (Chemical


The undersea and the ecstasy: MDMA leaves octopuses loved up

Normally antisocial sea creature becomes friendly and tactile after being given the drug, scientists sayWhat happens when you give an octopus MDMA? It sounds like a question that might flit through the meandering mind of someone who had been dabbling in psychedelics. But now the matter has become the focus of an unlikely-sounding scientific experiment to uncover the ancient origins of social behaviour.By showing that the normally antisocial sea creature became friendly and tactile after being gi...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Animals, Neuroscience, Mdma


MDMA makes octopuses more sociable

Normally antisocial sea creature becomes friendly and tactile after being given the drug, scientists sayWhat happens when you give an octopus MDMA? It sounds like a question that might flit through the meandering mind of someone who had been dabbling in psychedelics. But now the matter has become the focus of an unlikely-sounding scientific experiment to uncover the ancient origins of social behaviour.By showing that the normally antisocial sea creature became friendly and tactile after being gi...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Animals, Neuroscience, Mdma


Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses—and What Happened Was Profound

When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly interested in physical touch. A group of scientists recently wondered whether this drug might have a similar effect on other species—specifically, octopuses, which are seemingly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Drugs, Ecstasy, Brains, Mdma, Octopuses, Cephalopods


MDMA (a.k.a. ecstasy) makes octopuses more social too

When people take MDMA, the drug popularly known as ecstasy, a rush of serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin produces feelings of emotional closeness and euphoria, making people more interested than normal in connecting with other people. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on Sept. 20 have made the surprising discovery that a species of octopus considered to be primarily solitary and asocial responds to MDMA similarly: by becoming much more interested in engaging with one other.
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What it's like to visit Burning Man for the first time

There are three of us, cramped inside a dusty Toyota that's packed to the gills along with a triad of busted bicycles hanging precariously off the back. We are flanked on every side by travelers who, like us, have driven several hours to form what has turned out to be a particularly sluggish caravan into Black Rock City, Nevada. Miles from the city's entrance, I realize I am in no way adequately prepared. It was only two weeks earlier when I decided to buy a ticket to Burning Man at the persuas...
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The orgies are lame. The sun is unforgiving. There's 70,000 people partying on 'the playa': What it's like going to Burning Man for the first time

There are three of us, cramped inside a dusty Toyota that's packed to the gills along with a triad of busted bicycles hanging precariously off the back. We are flanked on every side by travelers who, like us, have driven several hours to form what has turned out to be a particularly sluggish caravan into Black Rock City, Nevada. Miles from the city's entrance, I realize I am in no way adequately prepared.  It was only two weeks earlier when I decided to buy a ticket to Burning Man at the persu...
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Insecure Season 3 Episode 5 Recap

Insecure Season 3 Episode 5 Recap In the previous episode of HBO’s Insecure, Issa quit her job, and Molly teamed up with her assertive colleague Taurean. Insecure season 3 episode 5 had Issa and her friends heading to a music festival. Beyoncé or Bust Issa was driving for Lyft and running errands for Molly while she figured out what she was going to do next. But the weekend would be devoted to partying with Molly, Kelli, and Tiffany at a local music festival. At the same time, she was wait...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Beyonce, Molly, Recap, Insecure, TV Recap, Mdma, Lawrence, Ferris, Tiffany, Kelli, Nathan, Derrick, Issa


Film Review: ‘MDMA’

In 1985, the year First Lady Nancy Reagan dropped a hyperactive “Just Say No” music video with Casey Kasem and LaToya Jackson, the DEA criminalized a new drug: ecstasy. “MDMA,” Angie Wang’s semi-autobiographical drama about her whirlwind freshman semester as the drug queen of a private college she couldn’t otherwise afford, plunges us into the […]
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MDMA enhances treatment for veterans with PTSD, study finds

MDMA -- the active ingredient in the banned street drug ecstasy -- is safe and enhances the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when administered during psychotherapy, according to a new clinical trial.
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MDMA enhances treatment for veterans with PTSD

MDMA -- the active ingredient in the banned street drug ecstasy -- is safe and enhances the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when administered during psychotherapy, according to a new clinical trial.
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MDMA enhances treatment for veterans with PTSD, study finds

MDMA is safe and enhances the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when administered during psychotherapy, a new FDA-regulated pilot study finds.
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MDMA can help treat PTSD, yet another study shows

The active ingredient in Ecstasy, MDMA, is safe and can help to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, a new clinical psychotherapy trial shows. (more…)
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MDMA research meets Australian antipathy

Caution in Australia’s medical community is slowing the progress of psychedelic medical trials. Dyani Lewis reports.
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Instagram Fitness Model & Her Ex-Boyfriend Charged With MDMA Trafficking!

An Instagram fitness model and her ex-boyfriend were arrested on Tuesday night after police raided their properties as part of a probe into a massive MDMA trafficking syndicate in Queensland, Australia. Mary Molloy (above) and her former partner Jason Atkins were taken into custody and charged with a string of offenses, including trafficking and supply and possession of MDMA. Molloy, a self-described World Beauty Fitness and Fashion pro, was also charged with trafficking cocaine. Related: Sean P...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Queensland, Sydney, Atkins, Molloy, Mdma, Brisbane Magistrates Court, Mary Molloy, Jason Atkins, Sean Penn Robin Wright, Lucy Molloy, Russell Johnston


What 'Molly' — the Silicon Valley elites' drug of choice at sex parties — does to your brain and body

Exclusive sex parties fueled by drugs like Molly are apparently how the tech world elite like to get down in Silicon Valley, according to an excerpt from  Emily Chang's new book, " Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley. " Chang reported the events, in which women are both pressured to participate yet stigmatized for doing so, are common enough that they're not even really a secret. Molly — a nickname for MDMA, itself an abbreviation for the drug commonly known as ecstasy — has...
Tags: Molly, US, Trends, Merck, Silicon Valley, Fda, Emily Chang, Mdma, Boys Club of Silicon Valley Chang, Alexander Sasha Shulgin, Shulgin


A new book on Silicon Valley's sexist 'bro' culture reveals secretive, drug-fueled sex parties

In an excerpt in Vanity Fair from her book "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley," reporter Emily Chang details the secretive sex parties in Silicon Valley.  The parties are something of an open secret in the Valley, and Chang writes that their influence extends into the business world as well. Secretive sex parties are becoming the norm in Silicon Valley.  That's according to an except from reporter Emily Chang's new book, "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Vanity Fair, Ibiza, Emily Chang, Mdma, Chang, Valley, Steve Wozniak


Silicon Valley's elite throw secretive, drug-fueled sex parties where young women can feel pressured to participate

In an excerpt in Vanity Fair from her new book, "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley," the reporter Emily Chang details secretive sex parties in Silicon Valley. The parties are something of an open secret in the Valley, Chang says, writing that their influence extends into the business world as well. Secretive sex parties are becoming the norm in Silicon Valley. That's according to an except from the Bloomberg reporter Emily Chang's new book, "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boy...
Tags: Amazon, Molly, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Vanity Fair, Ibiza, Emily Chang, Mdma, Chang, Valley, Susan Fowler, Splenda, Boys Club, Brotopia