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Addictions expert says Australia is falling behind in psychedelic science 

It is time Australia embraced psychedelic science and accepted that MDMA (ecstasy) can effectively cure post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says a Perth-based addiction expert.


Dr Stephen Bright from Edith Cowan University points to research from the US, Canada, Switzerland and Israel that shows MDMA has been successful in-hard-to treat cases of PTSD.

“Studies in the USA have shown that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can effectively cure two-thirds of PTSD among people who haven’t respond to existing treatments.”

Dr Bright argues that after a 40-year embargo on psychedelic