Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Ectasy Proscribed to American Soldiers


The military is giving soldiers MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, to soldiers on a trial basis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and to help free them of flashbacks and recurring nightmares. Here is an excerpt from Defensetech.com

Scientists behind the trial in South Carolina think the feelings of emotional closeness reported by those taking the drug could help the soldiers talk about their experiences to therapists. Several victims of rape and sexual abuse with post-traumatic stress disorder, for whom existing treatments are ineffective, have been given MDMA since the research began last year.

3 comments:

sbs-304 said...

In a related story, there has been a sudden rise in techno and electronic dance music purchased soldiers overseas...

Fernbuckle McDragbottom said...

The sale of pacifiers and glow sticks have sky-rocketed as well.

Dodge said...

Uncle Sam wants you...to dance mutha f'er, dance!