Acid Test

Acid Test

LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal

Paperback - 2015
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Despite the illegal status of psychedelic drugs, many Americans are already familiar with their effects. Yet while LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD, they remain off-limits to the millions who might benefit from them. Through the stories of three very different men, award-winning journalist Tom Shroder covers the drugs' roller-coaster history. At a moment when popular opinion is rethinking the potential benefits of some illegal drugs, Acid Test is a fascinating and informative must-read.
Publisher: New York : Plume [2015]
ISBN: 9780147516374
0147516374
Branch Call Number: 615.7883
Characteristics: xvii, 442 pages ; 21 cm

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nofun7notever
Sep 26, 2016

Excellent history lesson on the pitfalls and travails of getting LSD and MDMA recognized as therapeutic, very nearly a biography on Rick Doblin. Required reading for anyone unconvinced that such molecules have a place in mainstream psychology.

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