Monday, August 07, 2006
…According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, teen use of Ecstasy (or E) has dropped somewhat, but many teens still see little danger in giving the club drug a try.
…ER admissions paint a different picture about that danger thing. In 2001, there were more than 5,500 E admissions, compared with a couple of hundred the year before.
…Ecstasy raises your body temperature and makes you restless so you have to keep on moving and you overheat and sort of “cook” inside. People who have died from E have had body temps over 108 degrees.
…Another problem is fake ecstasy pills. When you are in a group, possibly drinking, you have no idea what’s in a pill someone hands you.
…About 10 percent of kids have tried E (although only 1% of parents apparently know that).
…“Rave” attenders used it more than teens who did not go to raves.
…Still king in terms of teen recreational drugs: Marijuana. Forty percent of kids admit to toking up.
…Dude! Off thehook! HA suddenly has this urge to put on beads and eat brownies.