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MAPS Bulletin Summer 2014: Research Edition
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June 4, 2014

Mother of Four Cures PTSD With MDMA

By: Amber Lyon


Amber Lyon of Reset.me interviews MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study participant Rachel Hope about how receiving MDMA as an adjunct to therapy in a clinical trial helped her overcome treatment-resistant PTSD. Hope recounts her experience, describes the importance of setting intentions for psychedelic experiences, and reveals life-changing insights that have helped her recover from PTSD and live a more fulfilling life. “It was something like getting acquainted with my very, very best self,” explains Hope. “You get to turn that best, best self onto your most damaged self. Wow— That’s profound.”

Originally appearing here.

Rachel Hope describes how MDMA dramatically transformed her life in just 6-8 hours. Rachel Hope is a mother of four who used MDMA to cure a life-long battle with PTSD. Rachel was given the MDMA as part of her participation in a Maps.org study. The study found MDMA-assisted psychotherapy cured 83% of participants with treatment-resistant PTSD, compared to 25% cured with psychotherapy alone.

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