MDMA related hospitalisation increase but study finds that it’s caused by preventable behaviour.
In recent years we have seen an increase in MDMA related hospitalisation.
Here are the stats according to 150 000 users who answered the Global Drug Survey:
- In the last 12 months 1.2% of people sought medical attention compared to the previous year’s 0.8 and 2014 with 0.6%.
- Denmark has the highest rate being 2.5% and Italy with the lowest at 0.3%
- The USA went from 0.4% in 2015 to 0.5% in 2016 and currently sits at 0.7%.
- Over 50% of those who sought medical attention after taking MDMA were drunk.
- 60% of users around the world reportedly take a test dose from new batches of pills or powder, meaning they take a small dose to see how its effects unravel- This is preventative behavior.
MDMA all the way
What it boils down to is knowing your drugs.
In this day and age it’s naïve to simply say “don’t do drugs.”
It’s a natural trait of being human to experiment, but curiosity doesn’t need to kill the cat.
First and foremost trusting your source is a vital step in procuring your MDMA/drugs in general.
A lot of people buy from the first person offering them “the best shit they’ll ever take.”
If you don’t know the dealer, test dosing is paramount. It will ensure that if it is dirty, you won’t completely lose it and end up in hospital.
Another rule of thumb is to know your dose.
Don’t be a ‘cool guy’ and take more than you know you can handle. Yes your buddy might handle taking 2 caps but it doesn’t mean you should.
The study found that women are 2 to 3 times more likely to end up in hospital compared to men. This is a scary statistic.
For more stats check here.
The bottom line is that if you are going to experiment with recreational substances you need to be an informed drug ‘dabbler.’
By being aware and informed we can decrease MDMA related hospitalisation cases.