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Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA

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• The world's leading experts on Ecstasy assess its therapeutic potential, social implications, and the dangers of unsupervised use.

• Includes chapters by Andrew Weil, Ralph Metzner, Douglas Rushkoff, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Rick Doblin, and others.

• An ideal guide for parents and educators seeking a credible source of information.

Use of the drug Ecstasy, once confined
Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Park Street Press
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Solid, balanced, multifaceted and comprehensive, Ecstasy introduces most of the relevant perspectives for evaluating the promises and dangers of MDMA. A collage of interviews, research article abstracts, essays, and text book entries pointing towards history, chemistry, biology, statistics, clinical narratives, anthropology, policy, and spiritual meanings. Reading it requires an academic throughout interest, but from what I know, this really is a sufficient outlook into MDMA. Time-wise, this ant ...more
Nov 17, 2012 Brett rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Talk about comprehensive! This is a very mature, unbiased look at MDMA. This was my main source for material in my Psychology thesis.

This gem also sparked a brief flirtation with the possibility of becoming one of the world's first Psychotherapists that use MDMA as a primary tool to break down barriers and help patients open up. The potential for breakthroughs in the areas of PTSD (especially concerning rape and sexual abuse) is infuriatingly underutilized by our government! "Drugs" are on this
Sep 26, 2011 Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book does a very good job of walking the reader through various aspects of the history of MDMA and some of the most up to date research about the substance.

While some of the chapters have a lot of complex scientific information that may be hard for the layperson to grasp, the reader is warned about this at the beginning of the book and informed that those chapters with the most specific and complex material aren't necessary for everyone to read.

This book included some very powerful interv
Aug 19, 2012 Borisz rated it it was amazing
Everything you can possibly know about Ecstasy. I recommend this book to anyone out there who seeks information about it.

5stars, it was dry of course, and i did skip some parts mostly the chemical ones because i dont understand nothin' bout em :)
Aug 09, 2007 Hank rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Every ONE...wink
Who doesn't like books on E...haha. Anyway, it is a very informative book, for those who care. I loved it and found its "no-sides" approach very helpful & interesting.
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Dr. Julie Holland is a board-certified psychiatrist in New York City. From 1996 to 2005, Dr. Holland ran the psychiatric emergency room of Bellevue Hospital on Saturday and Sunday nights. A liaison to the hospital's medical emergency room and toxicology department, she is considered an expert on street drugs and
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