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Taking MDMA could help to treat alcoholism | News – The Times

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Feb 22, 2021

The world’s first study into whether the rave drug MDMA can be used to treat alcohol addiction has produced “incredibly exciting” results, British researchers said today.

During a trial held in Bristol people with alcohol problems were given controlled doses of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, during two psychotherapy sessions.

In the months that followed they were dramatically more successful in limiting their drinking, compared with patients who received more traditional treatments.

Nine months after the sessions, 21 per cent of those who took part in the MDMA therapy were consuming more than 14 units of alcohol a week, compared with 75 per cent for a group who had been given standard NHS care.

Before their therapy, they had been drinking an average of about

 

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