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Teen Contraband Smokers More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs: Study

Dec. 16, 2014 — An economics professor has discovered a link between contraband cigarette use and illicit drug use among Canadian teens. The survey assessed students' past-year use of the following drugs ... read more

Federal Law to Combat Use of 'Club Drugs' Has Done More Harm Than Good, Study Suggests

Aug. 17, 2014 — A federal law enacted to combat the use of “club drugs” such as Ecstasy -- and today’s variation known as Molly -- has failed to reduce the drugs’ popularity and, instead, has further ... read more

Recreational Drug Users Who Switch from Ecstasy to Mephedrone Don't Understand Dangers

Mar. 25, 2014 — Contrary to popular belief among recreational drug users, mephedrone has several important differences when compared with MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. These differences mean that mephedrone could ... read more

Surge in Designer Drugs, Tainted 'E' Poses Lethal Risks

Feb. 26, 2014 — With up to 10 new designer drugs flooding streets every year, more education is needed to convey risks, especially among youth. In the span of a decade, Canada has gone from ecstasy importer to ... read more

'Legal Highs,' PMMA and Zombie Panic: Real Dangers of the Lacing of Ecstasy Pills

Feb. 18, 2014 — Recent deaths in both Canada and the UK linked to PMA/PMMA in ecstasy pills has brought public scrutiny to this little known drug. With Canada producing most of the ecstasy in the North American ... read more

'Yes' to One Drug Could Become 'Yes' for Other Drugs

Oct. 8, 2013 — High school seniors who frown upon the use of drugs are most likely to be female, nonsmokers or hold strong religious beliefs, according to a new study. The work examines how teenagers’ attitudes ... read more

Believers Consume Fewer Drugs Than Atheists

Oct. 3, 2013 — Young Swiss men who say that they believe in God are less likely to smoke cigarettes or pot or take ecstasy pills than Swiss men of the same age group who describe themselves as atheists. Belief is a ... read more

July 26, 2012 — Waste water analysis using urinary biomarkers allows the reliable detection of actual drug consumption in cities. For the first time, a wide group of scientists have carried out a comparative study ... read more

July 25, 2012 — There has been significant debate in policy circles about whether governments have over-reacted to ecstasy by issuing warnings against its use and making it illegal. In the UK, David Nutt said ... read more

Drug Study Shows Clubbers Have Little Interest in New Wave Legal Highs

June 21, 2012 — Clubbers show little interest in the subsequent wave of legal highs that have become available since mephedrone was banned, according to a new ... read more

American Teens Are Less Likely Than European Teens to Use Cigarettes and Alcohol, but More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs

June 1, 2012 — The U.S. had the second-lowest proportion of students who used tobacco and alcohol compared to their counterparts in 36 European countries, a new report ... read more

Speed and Ecstasy Associated With Depression in Teenagers

Apr. 18, 2012 — A five year study conducted with thousands of teenagers reveals that those who used speed (meth/ampthetamine) or ecstasy (MDMA) at fifteen or sixteen years of age were significantly more likely to ... read more

Ecstasy Drug Produces Lasting Toxicity in the Brain

Dec. 5, 2011 — Recreational use of Ecstasy -- the illegal "rave" drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth -- is associated with chronic changes in the human brain, researchers have ... read more

High Childhood IQ Linked to Subsequent Illicit Drug Use, Research Suggests

Nov. 14, 2011 — A high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use, particularly among women, new research ... read more

Safety Issue Revealed as 1 in 20 Australian Workers Admits to Drinking at Work, Survey Finds

June 27, 2011 — A national survey has found that more than one in twenty Australian workers report using alcohol while at work or just before work, and more than one in fifty report taking drugs during or just ... read more

Ecstasy Associated With Chronic Change in Brain Function

May 3, 2011 — Ecstasy -- the illegal "rave" drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth -- may have therapeutic value. Clinical trials are testing Ecstasy in the treatment of ... read more

New Study Finds No Cognitive Impairment Among Ecstasy Users

Feb. 15, 2011 — In contrast to many prior studies, ecstasy users in a new study showed no signs of cognitive impairment attributable to drug use: ecstasy use did not decrease mental ... read more

MDMA (Ecstasy): Empathogen or Love Potion?

Dec. 15, 2010 — MDMA -- commonly known as ecstasy -- increases feelings of empathy and social connection. These 'empathogenic' effects suggest that MDMA might be useful to enhance the psychotherapy of ... read more

MDMA (Ecstasy)-Assisted Psychotherapy Relieves Treatment-Resistant PTSD, Study Suggests

July 19, 2010 — MDMA (also known as Ecstasy), may one day offer hope for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even people for whom other treatments have failed. Clinical trial suggests that MDMA ... read more

Do Recreational Drugs Make Us Fail to Remember?

Feb. 23, 2010 — Have you ever forgotten to post an important letter or let an appointment slip your mind? A new study from UK researchers suggests that for those who regularly use ecstasy or other recreational ... read more

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