Ecstasy Users Definitely Need Drug Classes

by Mike Miller April 30, 2012

Most people who have used the drug ecstasy know that it can provide a euphoric feeling. However, that great feeling could be setting users up for a long battle with depression.

A recent study out of Canada reported by CBS news, revealed that teens who get high on MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamine and/or amphetamine could be setting themselves up for feeling depressed long after they take the drugs, according to a new Canadian study.

Frightening Findings

Researchers interviewed about 3,900 10th graders in Quebec and followed up with them when they were in the 11th grade. Those who admitted to using the drugs had a 60 to 70 percent risk of experiencing depression symptoms a year after they said they used the substances. Teens who used both the drugs had double the risk for signs of depression compared to those who didn't use the drugs.

How accurate are these findings? Really the only true way to see the effects of these drugs on depression would be to have a test group using a placebo which will never happen.

In my opinion, these drugs mess with the body’s nature chemical balance, altering serotonin levels and making it more difficult to appreciate life without the aid of chemicals.

Drugs are evil. There is no need to make life more difficult by using drugs and getting addicted to chemical substances. The best way to steer clear of depression is to steer clear of addictions. If you or someone you care about has a drug problem seek help. There are also online drug classes.

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