April 22, 2005

THE AGONY AND THE END OF ECSTASY:

Post-9/11 security cuts into Ecstasy (Donna Leinwand, 4/22/05, USA TODAY)

Ecstasy, the illegal stimulant that has helped to define the rave party culture for teens and young adults, is fading in popularity in part because post-9/11 improvements in airport security have made it tougher to smuggle the drug into the USA from Europe.

Mohammed Atta may yet save more lives than he took.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 22, 2005 12:00 AM
Comments

Color me sceptical of any announcements of success by these people. Of course, the new uniforms may turn that around.

Posted by: Rick T. at April 22, 2005 10:47 AM

"may yet"? How many lives have been saved in Afghanistan & Iraq already? Surely more than 3000...

Posted by: b at April 22, 2005 11:06 AM

Ecstasy use down, Vicodin and Oxycontin use exploding among high-school aged kids...

Oh well, if you turn your head and squint, it's still a victory.

Posted by: J. Tiberius K. at April 23, 2005 5:21 AM

Yes, but they get those from their parents medicine cabinets, they're easier to control.

Posted by: oj at April 23, 2005 8:23 AM

Unfortunately, no, they get them from unregulated Internet pharmacy sites.

Still, they need access to a credit card, so it ought to be easy to contain... If parents were paying attention.

Posted by: J. Tiberius K. at April 23, 2005 8:40 AM
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