For decades hallucinogenic, psychedelic or psychoactive drugs like LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy have been thought of as an evil and dangerous scourge. In that time there have been enough overdoses, especially among young people keen on experimenting, to validate the view. But an increasing number of doctors and therapists are now suggesting that under strict supervision, these drugs can have a vital therapeutic value, especially in helping sufferers of traumatic stress. As Sarah Abo reports, far from destroying lives, these controversial drugs could in fact be used to save them.
Revolutionary drug trial using ecstasy to treat PTSD and mental illness | 60 Minutes Australia