Sunday, February 20, 2011

No evidence that ecstasy causes brain damage

Alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous but are perfectly legal and socially acceptable just about everywhere, why is it that other drugs are treated differently.
There is no evidence that ecstasy causes brain damage, according to one of the largest studies into the effects of the drug. Too many previous studies made over-arching conclusions from insufficient data, say the scientists responsible for the research, and the drug's dangers have been greatly exaggerated.

The finding will shock campaigners who have claimed ecstasy poses a real risk of triggering brain damage. They have argued that it can induce memory loss, decrease cognitive performance and has long-lasting effects on behaviour.
The full article: Ecstasy does not wreck the mind, study claims