Essay Writing about ECSTACY

English_Master May 12, 2016 No Comments
ECSTACY It is estimated that 94.1 million of the age 12 or older has used an illicit drug at least once in their lifetimes, one of those drugs being Ecstasy. Ecstasy was invented in 1914 as a prescription drug, used to reduce appetite and introduced in 1981 to teens in America, who started using it as a recrea­tional drug. It is estimated that one and a half million E’s are taken every weekend (mostly in teen dance clubs) and although Ecstasy is commonly considered to be a ‘safe drug’, very few reports of bad trips, and only about 50 Ecstasy related deaths last year (which is very slim in comparison to other drug re­lated deaths), it is speculated that the number of deaths caused by the use of Ecstasy is on a rise and will be at an all time high by the end of the year. Ecstasy (MDMA) is a semi-synthetic drug (used as an appetite suppressant) patented by Merck Pharmaceutical Com­pany in 1914, abandoned for 60 years, and reintroduced by Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists in the late 1970s and early 1980s to facilitate psychotherapy in the United States. The use of Ecstasy was completely legal in the United States until 1985, when it was added to the banned...
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