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Doctors to research MDMA effects on curing alcoholism

Doctors to research MDMA effects on curing alcoholism

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July 4 (UPI) -- Doctors in Britain will begin the world's first study involving MDMA's effects on alcohol addiction.The study's aim is to find out whether small doses of MDMA, most commonly used in the party drug ecstasy, can be used to treat alcohol addiction more effectively than common treatments. In addition to the MDMA, subjects will be put on a psychotherapy treatment course, as well."We know that MDMA works really well in helping people who have suffered trauma and it helps to build empathy," said the study's clinical psychiatrist Ben Sessa, a senior research fellow at Imperial College London, according to the Independent.The study will involve 20 participants who will be heavy drinkers who drink the equivalent of five bottles of wine per day and and have tried multiple treatment op...