"Ecstasy Rising" on ABC tonight

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  1. phear

    phear New Member

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    From ABC’s website:

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    “The rise of Ecstasy is a major event in drug history. If
    current trends continue, 1.8 million Americans will try
    Ecstasy for the first time in 2004; only marijuana will
    attract more new users. Overwhelming, positive word of
    mouth has made Ecstasy a nightmare for drug controllers.
    On a special edition of 'Primetime Thursday' Peter Jennings
    tells the epic story of Ecstasy that has never been heard.

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    *'Peter Jennings Reporting: Ecstasy Rising' airs
    THURSDAY, APRIL 1st at 10pm EST, 10pm PST, 9pm
    CST and 9pm MST on the ABC Television Network. In the
    1990s, Ecstasy seemed to come out of nowhere to join
    marijuana, cocaine and heroin as one of the four most
    widely used illegal drugs in the country. No other drug has
    ever spread so fast. To halt its spread, the U.S. Government
    has spent millions of dollars making a dramatic case
    against Ecstasy as a dangerous drug. The headline of this
    campaign has been that Ecstasy causes massive brain
    damage.

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    *But this is a claim based on flawed science, and many
    Ecstasy users now feel their government has no credibility.
    What do we know about the real risks of Ecstasy? Has the
    government been its own worst enemy in the fight to stop
    the drug's use? Peter Jennings Reporting: 'Ecstasy Rising'
    takes viewers through the seminal events in this story and
    introduces all the major players -- from Alexander Shulgin,
    the famous chemist who was the first person to report the
    effects of Ecstasy, to Michael Clegg, the Dallas
    businessman who gave Ecstasy its name and turned it into a
    recreational drug, to the drug enforcement officer who led
    the fight to make Ecstasy illegal, to the DJ who brought
    Rave to America. This special tells the definitive story of
    how an obscure compound, discovered in 1912 and all but
    forgotten for over 60 years, became the drug of choice for a
    generation.”
     
  2. mesh

    mesh Active Member

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    bit of catch up.
    I hope PJ gets his sleeves rolled up and stuck into this cutting edge issue.
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  3. phear

    phear New Member

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    :uberlaugh

    right? wasn't this a huge 'issue' years ago? maybe next week he'll run a quite controversial special on drive-bys in South Central. cell phone cancer risks? cheeseburger fat? :chainsaw:
     
  4. mesh

    mesh Active Member

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    :rofl: reebok pumps, ozone layer?

    wait wait .... cough medicine abuse
     
  5. Ab0|2Ti0N

    Ab0|2Ti0N WHAT THE FUCK IS JUICE???

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    damn e-tardz. :twitch:
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    extacy is deemed as heavy as heroin in my country since this january. pretty fucked up if you ask me.
     
  7. skope

    skope promoti0nal.douchbag

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    public opinion differs so dramatically on either side of the atlantic, i cant quite believe it. seems the drug is used quite differently
     
  8. sparkyc10

    sparkyc10 Kentish Junglist

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    25 years ago they wer usin it for marriage councelling! wud hav been interesting havin marrital problems then ;)