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Foundation For A Drug Free World Spreads Truth About Ecstasy

Foundation for a Drug Free World (http://www.drugfreeworld.org) spreads the truth about Ecstasy amid peer presser and pushers glorifying promotion.

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August 31, 2009 (FPRC) -- Tampa, FL - Foundation for a Drug Free World (http://www.drugfreeworld.org) spreads the truth about Ecstasy parents and potential users amid peer presser and the pushers glorifying promotion. Glorified as “The Love Drug” or the “Club Drug”, Ecstasy is really a dangerous, man made substance that is highly addictive..

Ecstasy is a “designer drug” that became popular in clubs and rave parties. It’s not only designer, it’s illegal which means there are no standards of production. To be called Ecstasy, is must contain Methylenedioxymethamphetamine" or MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine ). In addition is can also contain of one or more other harmful ingredients such as rat poison, caffeine, speed (methamphetamine), ketamine: a type of anaesthetic that may also alter sensory perception, or PMA (paramethoxyamphetamine): a type of amphetamine that can be toxic.

“It’s not worth the momentary high - it just sucks the life out of you, and it sucks the happiness out of you,” says an Ecstasy user who wished to have their identity protected.

“Ecstasy is very scary and when mixed with alcohol can, in fact, be deadly,” reports Antonella Antonecchia, Social Reform Director for the Church of Scientology of Tampa, which uses the Foundation’s materials in their community drug awareness programs. “So widespread has been the harm of this ‘designer drug’, that emergency room incidents have skyrocketed more than 1200% since it became the ‘Club Drug’ of choice at all-night “raves’, parties and dance clubs,” continues Anatonecchia.

Ecstasy is also known as Cadillac, Adam, California Sunrise, Clarity, E, Elephants, Eve, Hug Drug, Love pill, Lover’s speed, X, Snowball, XE and XTC. So many names for this drug can be confusing to parents wanting to understand the scene and to protect their children.

Parents should know that it usually comes in pill, tablet or capsule form, which are sometimes marked with cartoon-like images.

When people start taking Ecstasy, they usually think that it’s just a pill, and they want to try it, and how bad can it be? But the truth it’s there are many side effects and it’s highly addictive.

Ecstasy’s users quickly realize that the alleged “happiness” promised, quickly fades away once the real side effects kick in. Some of the short-term effects are: impaired judgment, confusion, depression, sleep problems, severe nervousness, paranoia, muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, vomiting, blurred vision, chills or sweating.
A few of the long-term effects are long-lasting brain damage affecting thought and memory, depression, anxiety, memory loss and kidney failure.

Ecstasy’s strength lies in the lack of information that people really need in order to say no to this drug. The facts about Ecstasy can be found at http://www.drugfreeworld.org/#/publications/drugs/ecstasy-booklet-english.

And for the parent looking for help for their child or a person with a drug problem, there are also real solutions to addiction. Narconon, a drug rehabilitation program that utilizes the methods of L. Ron Hubbard, has a success rate of more than 75%. (www.narconon.org)

The best solution, however, is not to begin using drugs in the first place.

Foundation for a Drug Free World (http://www.drugfreeworld.org) is a nonprofit public benefit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California that makes available educational materials in dozens of languages across 125 countries so youth and adults can make informed decisions to be drug-free. Through their international drug prevention network they work with youth, parents, educators, volunteer organizations and government agencies, providing information, advice and coordination. They work with anyone interested in helping people lead lives free from drug abuse.



Send an email to Antonella Antonecchia of Foundation for a Drug Free World
727-259-8211



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