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Science

The How and the Who Behind Ecstasy (MDMA)

For some reason, I associate MDMA (aka ecstasy, aka E, aka X) with the ’90s, the rave scene, and furry dice. Some of this makes sense: E was and still is a popular recreational drug that’s seen most often in the dance and club scene. But its history stretches to way back in the early […]

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Perspectives

Why Do We Hate Addicts?

After the death of Amy Winehouse this past weekend, I read an article by Russell Brand, posted on his personal website, that really spoke to me. A former addict himself, Brand traveled in the same circles as Winehouse and knew all too well the cycle of addiction that she suffered from and how the fame […]

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Science

The How and Who Behind Heroin Use

Last week, I was reading celebrity gossip, as is my wont, and I came across a blind item dealing with drug abuse and addiction. The topic sparked some interest (doesn’t the taboo always, though?) and off I was to Google the whole thing. As it turns out, it’s surprisingly hard to get unbiased information about […]