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Cambodia’s Ecstasy Trade

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Ecstasy, Substance Abuse

The dangers of ecstasy go beyond its risk to users; it can also be toxic to the environment. In southwest Cambodia, the production of oil used to make ecstasy is destroying trees and the livelihoods of local inhabitants. Sassafras oil, or safrole oil, is the main ingredient in the club drug, ecstasy.  The sassafras oil […]

Heroin Use in 2012

April 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Heroin

  Heroin use in 2012 suggests a rise in heroin use, a decrease in the age of first time users and a new cheaper version of heroin called “black tar” originating in Mexico. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2010, there were 140,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin […]