Can E cure my dad of alcoholism?My dads an alcoholic and has been off the booze for about 6 months now he has been researching into drugs and the effects on the brain.
He has recently heard about using ecstasy as a help. Can you tell me more?
Reply from Rick Doblin at MAPS
Nicholas Saunders forwarded your message about your father to me. I live in
Charlotte, North Carolina and direct a non-profit organization, MAPS, that is
supporting FDA-approved MDMA psychotherapy research.
There has never been a study of the use of MDMA in the treatment of addiction
but there are numerous reports of its beneficial use in some addicts. There
is a very brief report about the use of MDMA in the treatment of cocaine
addiction in a back issue of the MAPS newsletter, which you can get off the
net at www.maps.org. Check out the back issues section and search with the
key word cocaine. There will probably be lots of mentions but I think you
will be able to find the letter from the ex-addict describing how MDMA helped
Unfortunately, there are no legal contexts for your dad to try MDMA in the
treatment of his alcoholism.
Where do you live? Perhaps there are some doctors who might be interested in
trying to get permission to conduct an experiment with your dad. This is a
longshot, for sure, but it is about the best I can do regarding legal methods
MAPS site is at: http://maps.org/