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bit odd, no?
I'm finding it fascinating, especially the vicar that took it and said she felt completely disconnected from God during her 'euphoria'.
And hardly any of them are celebrities.
'OOH, IS IT DANGEROUS'?
I did really enjoy the vicar, though, yes. I remember reading somewhere about a Zen monk who said that the closest young people today can get to an equivalent spiritual experience is by doing drugs at a rave.
about the effects of mdma on the brain
Jon Snow was clearly out his fucking bin last night!
clue's in the name
I'm very anti-drugs, but this is actually pretty interesting.
I mean, i've not learned much new on the subject, for all their experts and jelly mould brains, but it's interesting hearing a range of people from different backgrounds talking openly about their different experiences neither being a wacky drugs sort or a naysayer, and thinking about how their personalities shape how those experiences went.
It's good that this sort of stuff's on the telly, and neither glorifying drugs nor spreading ridiculous scare strories about them.
I actually don't think MDMA should be a Class A drug. In my experiences (taking it most weekends for around three years, before i knew better) it does a lot less harm than most other serious drugs. My only concern would be long-term effects, but i suspect that would only be a major worry for seriously long-term users, of which there are very few.
For me, and for many people that i know or have spoken to on the subject, strong cannabis (variants of skunk, not resin or standard bush) caused more issues than ecstacy; short, medium and long-term.
I don't know what numbers of people take ecstacy regularly, but we'd be talking tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, and two people are said to die from it per month on average, often due to dehydration. Whilst anyone dying is terribly sad, that statistic itself just isn't at all worrying.
But they ignored him, of course.
Time to start a petition to ban horse-riding...
Why do people start drinking bottles of water when they're on MDMA? It's an anti-diuretic and it doesn't even make you thirsty, why does everyone do it!?
Also, your behaviours become repetative - you drink a little, smoke, dance, talk - all those things feel good, so you do them again. You'll get a dry mouth perhaps, too.
I doubt if you sat in a room taking ecstacy as those mates from Yorkshire did you'd need to put away litres, or even want to.
Early on people died from dehydration, then they started advising to drink more water, then Leah Betts and others died from that. So I guess it's still a mix of extremes.
if you're dancing when on it, you drink. If not, you absolutely don't. I don't know the science, though.
yeah the risk of dying is overblown, but the stuff really messes with your brain.
if taken often enough
MDMA works on the same areas of the brain as antidepressants AFAIK, which can obv lead to problems with the chemistry in the brain that can bring about or exacerbate serious depression. most people i know who do MDMA do it on a weekly basis, which should be enough to do a number on your brain i'd say
and that most brains recover completely within days
But see no reason for this to be live, would have worked much better as a regular pre-recorded show. Would also have spared us really awkward Jon Snow
embarrassing to watch and missing the point entirely
the 38-year-old near-Theo going out on his todd and dancing like a goon in a half-empty club.
Big Shabs! What a lad.
I hear he's now made himself available for kids parties.
WATCHING ON 4+1 NOW.
Shabz: I've got loads of mates. I don't see 'em for years and that, but yeah, still mates.
Rory Bremner Guy: I've got 6000 people on Facebook. Ecstacy's great.
have just gone bananas at some Jesmond dicks, by the looks of things.
are a good enough reason not to anything
you fucking jesmond!
They put a load of people in a room and put them on MDMA?
Or just to show people what its like?
I don't think its for me (the program or the drug)
Seeing as a lot of young people have done it.
There was also the whole 'should it be reclassified?' debate which was pretty interesting. I just found the premise strange, though- why not just ask people who have taken it what it was like?
'yeaaah its fucking amazing it should be legal' or whatever.
They were studying its effect on the brain while people were on it.
about what they thought about it. (trying to think of something they haven't done yet)
they did nearly this with like a sex school for nerdy kids i remember
who would volunteer to go on that
next week it'll be 'Rape An Ape'.
MDMA dried up temporarily around then, but is (and has been for the best part of 30 years) the club drug of choice.
should have read the bit about cleaning products tbh
Who used to bury his drugs and I once dug a slab of mdma up and it looked like a massive slate. Very smooth. Thats my mdma story.