Brain Damage from Ecstasy
Even one nights use of the illicit drug ecstacy could cause long lasting brain damage according to a Canadian study.
Ecstacy is a popular party or rave drug used in clubs and pubs throught Australia.
The brain damage disclosed by the study included early onset of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
These diseases are irreversible.
The baboons and monkeys given the usual party doses of ecstacy were left with severe neurotoxicity and brain damage.
Doctors at the University of British Columbia strongly urged young people to never use ecstacy based on the study.
(Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science)
DRUG ADVISORY COUNCIL COMMENTS-
Ecstacy is one of the popular party drugs in Australia and is freely available for our young people.
This scientific evidence shows that advice that users need to drink water when using ecstacy is badly flawed.
Permanent brain damage from only one use of ecstacy means that governments have a responsibility to actively suppress ecstacy use.