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Description - Ecstasy and the Rise of the Chemical Generation by Jason Ditton

Drug users are no longer a mad, bad or immoral minority. Using drugs is normal for the chemical generation, and the drug that defines them is ecstasy. This book about ecstacy users' lives is based on one of the biggest government-funded projects ever undertaken and gives voice to the chemical generation for the first time. The effects of the manufacture, distribution and use of ecstacy are now being felt across much of the globe. In the UK, where the study was conducted, over fifty per cent of young people use drugs, a quarter of them regularly. The people in this book are ordinary, decent, family-loving people, with normal lives, normal problems and normal aspirations. Through their own words we hear how they first started using ecstasy, how they use it in different ways, why clubbing and raving are so important, how good sex is on ecstasy, how they chill out, how they come down, what problems they encountered and why they quit. And what happened to these normal people when they used ecstasy? Nothing. Yet. This path-breaking book ends by trying to answer the questions on the lips of every member of the chemical generation: what are the long-term effects of ecstasy? Because we can't answer them, the authors claim, we are failing in our duty to our children: telling them not to take ecstasy is alienating and pointless.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415270403
ISBN-10: 0415270405
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Ecstasy and the Rise of the Chemical Generation by Jason Ditton
Paperback, September 2001
$68.39