Ecstasy : The Complete Guide : A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA
• The world's leading experts on Ecstasy assess its therapeutic potential, social implications, and the dangers of unsupervised use.
• Includes chapters by Andrew Weil, Ralph Metzner, Douglas Rushkoff, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Rick Doblin, and others.
• An ideal guide for parents and educators seeking a credible source of information.
Use of the drug Ecstasy, once confined to the teen rave scene and college campuses, is exploding across America, from high schools to upscale clubs. Described by users as the most intense euphoria they know and by detractors as a cause of brain damage and even death, Ecstasy has generated unprecedented levels of interest-and misinformation.
Written by the world's leading experts on MDMA, Ecstasy: The Complete Guide takes the first unbiased look at the risks and the benefits of this unique drug, including the science of how it works; its promise as a treatment for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and other illnesses; and how to minimize the risk of illicit use. Whether you are a raver, a concerned parent, or a professional wanting the most recent reports on MDMA research, Ecstasy: The Complete Guide provides the answers you need.
The most comprehensive book there is on the topic of MDMA
By "ashpaykher" - January 6, 2004
This book is excellent.It is very well written and can be easily read by lay persons as well as being a great source of information for health professionals (researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists,and all MDs.)All of the important people in the field of MDMA research and history (Sasha and Ann Shulgin, Rick Doblin, among others) are either interviewed or have written chapters in the book. The book is very informative and gives the extreme potential of this unique chemical. It is written by one of the most respected experts on MDMA. This book is as objective as can be. Possible risks of MDMA use as well as the possible benefits are discussed in detail.It is a must read for anyone interested in the topic of MDMA/ecstasy. All royalties from the sale of this book will go toward funding clinical MDMA research.
The best review of Ecstasy
By rhynchosaur - May 2, 2005
?One?should start by?putting things in perspective. The following background is necessary not only for all studies of psychoactive drugs, but for all studies of human behavior.
?There were about 400,000 USA deaths due to tobacco, 100,000 each to alcohol and prescription drugs and about 7600 to aspirin and other OTC painkillers. Worldwide we can expect that the figures will be about 10 million for tobacco, 2.5 million each for others and about 200,000 for aspirin and OTC painkillers. There may be?1 million people in the world with fetal alcohol syndrome(severe?brain damage due to maternal drinking) and it is the leading cause of mental retardation in most countries. ?There are also at least?15 million people?who have fetal alcohol effect(lesser degrees of brain damage) with about 200,000?born every year.?I suspect this is a gross underestimate.
?None of the psychedelics nor cannabis are known to produce fetal injury when taken in normal... read more
By A Customer - October 26, 2003
This book is by far the best info/guide on MDMA. Julie Holland does an amazing job with going in-depth analysis over MDMA. I have heard others bashing her and saying that this book promotes MDMA use.. it does not. It simply states what it is all about and it actually lists everything that you could ever want to know about this popular drug. I sincerely hope that every MDMA user will read this book before getting into this. Thanks Julie!
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