aA book that should start a long-overdue national conversation.a aDave Barry Despite their illegality, many Americans are already familiar with the effects of psychedelic drugs. 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, awardwinning journalist Tom Shroder covers the drugsa roller-coaster history from their initial reception in the 1950s to the negative stereotypes that persist today. At a moment when popular opinion is rethinking the potential benefits of some illegal drugs, Acid Test is a fascinating and informative must-read.A drug abuse expert spoke about how MDMA could get a kid acompletely messed upa after just one dose. Impressively erudite therapists countered by saying how helpful MDMA therapy had been in their practice, and grateful patients told theiranbsp;...
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