E for Ecstasy by Nicholas Saunders
Appendix 1: Reference Section
- 77 Lifeline, Ecstasy, and the world, by Mark Gilman
- Mark Gilman, a researcher with Lifeline, a non-statutory drug agency
in Manchester, gives the agency's official view of Ecstasy: that it is neither
all good nor all bad.
- The dangers were:
- 1. Not getting a real MDMA tablet.
- 2. Taking too much too often. This may cause damage, but it is also
dangerous to take depressant drugs to 'turn off' the unwelcome anxiety states
that accompany taking 'too much [Ecstasy] too often'.
- 3. Risk of heatstroke.
- Young people using E have their eyes opened to the world of illegal
drugs and lose respect for the law. Makes young people into criminals. In
this sense, E is to the nineties what LSD was to the sixties; the difference
is that now many other drugs are available too.
- Gilman concludes: "I suspect the environmentalist/green movement
will benefit from the boom in E just as the sixties counter culture grew
alongside LSD use. I also suspect that we will begin to see the popularity
drugs grow and grow - a new psychedelic dawn? What is clear is that a lot
of people's world views have been changed by their Ecstasy experiences.
Comparisons with the sixties are in order here."
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