Pursuit of Ecstasy: The MDMA Experience

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Psychology - 239 pages
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A sociological study of the psychedelic drug MDMA, street named Ecstasy. Describes the experience itself, and how it is shaped by the social worlds of the users, the government, and the media; traces the history of the synthetic drug and public policy concerning it; explores who uses it and why, why people stop, and abuse and adverse reactions; and makes recommendations based on the findings. Appendixes detail the methodology of the study and present primary sources. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Who Uses MDMA?
27
What Should Be Done About Ecstasy?
131
Appendix A Theory and Methodology
159
Appendix E National Institute on Drug Abuse
183
Notes
209
Index
233
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Jerome Beck is Co-Principal Investigator at the Institute for Scientific Analysis in Berkeley, California.

Marsha Rosenbaum is the Director of the Center for Drug Studies and Principal Investigator at the Institute for Scientific Analysis in San Francisco, California. She is the author of Women on Heroin, and Just Say What: An Alternative View on Solving America's Drug Problem.

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