Can MDMA play a role in the treatment of substance abuse?

  title={Can MDMA play a role in the treatment of substance abuse?},
  author={L. Jerome and S. Schuster and B. Yazar-Klosinski},
  journal={Current drug abuse reviews},
  volume={6 1},
  • L. Jerome, S. Schuster, B. Yazar-Klosinski
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current drug abuse reviews
  • A wider array of treatments are needed for people with substance abuse disorders. Some psychedelic compounds have been assessed as potential substance abuse treatments with promising results. MDMA may also help treat substance abuse based on shared features with psychedelic compounds and recent reports indicating that MDMAassisted psychotherapy can reduce symptoms of PTSD. Narrative reports and data from early investigations found that some people reduced or eliminated their substance use after… CONTINUE READING
    28 Citations
    Why MDMA therapy for alcohol use disorder? And why now?
    • B. Sessa
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Neuropharmacology
    • 2018
    • 16
    • PDF
    Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in Psychiatry: Pros, Cons, and Suggestions
    • 15
    Progress and promise for the MDMA drug development program
    • 34
    MDMA and PTSD treatment: “PTSD: From novel pathophysiology to innovative therapeutics”
    • B. Sessa
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Neuroscience Letters
    • 2017
    • 45
    (MDMA): current perspectives
    • 4
    Why Psychiatry Needs 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine: A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective
    • B. Sessa
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Neurotherapeutics
    • 2017
    • 6
    • PDF
    Psychedelics as medicines for substance abuse rehabilitation: evaluating treatments with LSD, Peyote, Ibogaine and Ayahuasca.
    • 51
    • PDF


    Breaking the loop: Oxytocin as a potential treatment for drug addiction
    • 216
    • PDF
    Psychological and Cardiovascular Effects and Short-Term Sequelae of MDMA (“Ecstasy”) in MDMA-Naïve Healthy Volunteers
    • 394
    • PDF
    Memory deficits in abstinent MDMA (ecstasy) users: neuropsychological evidence of frontal dysfunction
    • 93
    Increased oxytocin concentrations and prosocial feelings in humans after ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) administration
    • 172
    • PDF
    Treatment of alcoholism using psychedelic drugs: a review of the program of research.
    • M. Mangini
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Journal of psychoactive drugs
    • 1998
    • 82
    Therapeutic mechanisms of classic hallucinogens in the treatment of addictions: from indirect evidence to testable hypotheses.
    • 76
    • PDF
    Phenomenology and Sequelae of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Use
    • 94
    • PDF