The Cost Of Ecstasy

At times I robbed houses for television sets and anything else of value. The reason I needed over 300 a week for Ecstasy. I would ask for money for movies or clothes, then I would spend it on Ecstasy. When that did not work anymore, I would steal money from my parents' wallets. borders. It is difficult to produce MDMA in this country because the government regulates some of the chemicals that are required to produce MDMA (such as safrole, isosafrole, and piperonal). The production of Ecstasy...

Can Mdma Be Beneficial

Some people still believe that MDMA has medicinal value and should not be restricted as a Schedule I drug. In the 1970s, MDMA was used by some psychologists during psychotherapy to allow patients to open up. Whether MDMA was useful or necessary for this purpose has become irrelevant, however, because of what scientists have since discovered regarding the danger and long-term damage caused by MDMA. No conceivable benefit of taking the drug could outweigh its dramatic toxicity on the serotonin...

Dealers

Young adults (age 18-30) are the predominant sellers of Ecstasy on the street. Some cities, however, report Ecstasy sellers as evenly split between young adults and adolescents Baltimore, Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Memphis, and St. Louis. Even more alarming, sources in El Paso, New Orleans, and Seattle say that How Ecstasy is referred to and marketed across 20 U.S. cities Marketing labels, logos, colors, shapes X, MDMA, adam, essence, flipping, rolling Logos bulldog, Calvin Klein, hearts,...

Hannahs Story

Sirens and lights never seemed so beautiful. Hannah didn't even mind when Bill, a dealer she'd just met, asked her to hold a bag for him. Why not Even the cuffs going on her hands felt good. And fascinating. Waking up in a jail cell, however . . . that was cold and scary. Hannah cried for hours. Why was she here The guard said she was being held for possession of a significant quantity of a controlled substance MDMA. MD . . . what thought Hannah. Ecstasy, he said. In court, at least, they...

Additives

Many chemicals can commonly surface in an Ecstasy pill. In Memphis, for example, reported additives include metham-phetamine and mescaline, and in Los Angeles, Ecstasy is often laced with dextromethorphan (DXM) or paramethoxyampheta-mine (PMA). In Seattle, though, the trend is not lacing MDMA with other substances, but fraudulently substituting another drug entirely. In one reported batch, for instance, the confiscated Ecstasy pills turned out not to be Ecstasy at all, but rather hormone...

Overdosing And Laced Ecstasy Pills

While overdoses are uncommon with pure Ecstasy, they do occur. When someone takes too much Ecstasy, he or she may vomit continuously and vigorously, have fast or difficult breathing, or pass out. People with existing heart, kidney, or liver problems are much more likely to suffer from an overdose when taking Ecstasy. More common than pure Ecstasy overdoses, it is not unusual to take too much of a laced Ecstasy tablet. Pure MDMA tablets are increasingly rare, as suppliers aim to lace the drug...

What Drug Money Funds

One of the most important issues surrounding drug addiction that ordinarily does not receive much attention is the money trail. It is clear that drugs like MDMA cost very little to make and are sold at a hefty profit. The so-called middlemen, drug traffickers, are often reaping huge profits just by transporting the drug tablets from producer to dealer. Often, those who benefit are linked to terrorist organizations. In 2001, the U.S. State Department released a list of 28 known terrorist...

Usage Statistics By

Ecstasy Statistics

By examining the results of the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), it is clear and disturbing that Ecstasy use has risen substantially since the agency began collecting data on MDMA usage in 1992. In fact, the number of current Ecstasy users in 2001 was estimated by NHSDA to be 786,000 (0.3 percent of the population). Initiation of Ecstasy (first time usage) has also spiked. In 1998, an estimated 0.7 million teens tried Ecstasy for the first time. In 1999, that number rose to 1.3...

Punishment For Making And Distributing Mdma

Until the last few years, drug trafficking of MDMA was not punished as severly as many other drugs of abuse. However, the Ecstasy Anti-Proliferation Act of 2000 increased the guideline sentence for the trafficking of 800 MDMA pills by 300 percent, from 15 months to 5 years. The penalty for trafficking 8,000 pills was increased by nearly 200 percent, from 41 months to 10 years.30 Penalties for sale or possession of MDMA may vary by state, but can be punishable by 3-5 years in prison for a single...

First Person Accounts Of Treatment For Mdma Addiction

Over the past 3 months in treatment, I have begun to learn about myself. I have learned to control my emotions and to think before I act. I have learned that I do not need drugs to have fun, to have friends, and to live my life. . . . I feel remorse for what I have done and the damage I've caused to people's property and their lives. Perhaps the first step I can take in making it up to people is by telling you what I have learned. Ecstasy is not a fun, lighthearted drug. It can ruin lives. Over...

Brock E Schroeder

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