|Because the designer drug known as Ecstasy is able to make people feel more connected to one another, it has become extremely popular among teens who attend all-night dance parties called Raves. It is also widely used by those who frequent the club scene. Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is an addictive hallucinogen that can cause serious problems for those who use it. Even death can result when this drug is ingested. Learn the facts about Ecstasy and understand why it is nothing to play with.
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1) Students will learn why some chemical substances are called 'designer drugs.'
2) Students will learn about long-term and short-term effects of Ecstasy on the mind and on the body.
3) Students will learn about some serious consequences that can be the result of a person's experimentation with Ecstasy.
Study Guide Questions
Study Guide Answers
"Students who think taking Ecstasy means they are in for a night of fun may reconsider after watching this informative video. While scenes of Raves (dance parties) show frenetic dancing, a narrator describes the drug and the current Rave scene; gives Ecastasy's history, health and legal consequences; offers suggestions on how to help when someone is high; and gives information on where to turn for assistance for those who may be addicted. A variety of lively sequences, informative scenes, and historical footage illustrate the content, which is clearly presented. This addictive hallucinogen can cause serious, long term psychological and physical damage. It reduces inhibition so users may engage in risky sexual behavior, or have problems driving. Onscreen writing helps viewers remember key points such as physical problems which include panic attacks, depression, and heart, kidney and liver damage which may lead to death. Class discussion should warn students to be very careful about what they eat or drink at Raves or other wild parties because the drug may be slipped into drinks or food without their knowledge. This video and a follow-up discussion will help students understand the dangers of ingesting this dangerous drug."
SOURCE: School Library Journal, March, 2001 Issue
AUTHOR: Anita Gordon, Lincoln High School, Ypsilanti, MI
Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright ©
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