A large proportion of young people, especially in Britain,
are regular users of the drug Ecstasy,Adam,X or MDMA for a simple reason: it provides them with access to an experience which they value. Yet the majority of first-time users have no access toreliable information about the drug and rely on folklore forguidance, while little serious attention is paid to the potential uses and benefits of MDMA.
MDMA was patented as long ago as 1913
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The establishment and the media have responded
by trying to prevent Ecstasy use by means of scare stories and heavy legal penalties, with very little attempt to understand the attraction of the drug or to provide genuine help and information. This has had the result of making Ecstasy users lose respect for the media. There is a need for the media to report honestly about illicit drug use, and this requires telling the whole truth.