Studies of MDMA — often called "ecstasy" or "molly" — suggest the drug could be a valuable tool for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), researchers say.
MDMA had a track record of use in couples therapy before it exploded onto the 1980s rave party scene. In 1985 the federal government classified it as a dangerous and illegal “schedule one” drug with "no currently accepted medical use."
But nearly a dozen recent studies of its therapeutic potential are changing attitudes.
KPCC's Stephanie O'Neill reports.