Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal (Paperback)

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A book that should start a long-overdue national conversation. Dave Barry
With the F.D.A. agreeing to new trials to test MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) as a treatment for PTSD which, if approved, could be available as a drug by 2021 Acid Test is leading the charge in an evolving conversation about psychedelic drugs. Despite their current illegality, many Americans are already familiar with their effects. Yet while LSD and MDMA have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD, they still remain off-limits to the millions who might benefit from them. Through the stories of three very different men, award-winning journalist Tom Shroder covers the drugs 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, and with new research coming out every day, Acid Testis a fascinating and informative must-read.

About the Author


Tom Shroder is an award-winning journalist, editor, and author of Old Souls and Acid Test, a transformative look at the therapeutic powers of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of PTSD. As editor of The Washington Post Magazine, he conceived and edited two Pulitzer Prize winning feature stories. His most recent editing project, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, by Brigid Schulte, was a New York Times best-seller."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780147516374
ISBN-10: 0147516374
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Pages: 464
Language: English

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