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The impact of positive and negative ecstasy-related information on ecstasy use among college students: Results of a longitudinal study

I’m grateful to Ben for sending me the link to an abstract of some American research looking at the impact of messages around ecstasy on college age students.

The study found:

Individuals who had heard a greater number of negative messages were significantly more likely to use ecstasy, even controlling for positive messages, prior ecstasy use, peer ecstasy use, perceived harm, sensation-seeking, sex and race.

Something, perhaps, for the ACMD to consider as part of any recommendations they might make as a result of their consideration of that drug.


Filed under: ACMD, scare tactics

One Response

  1. […] the harms that drugs do can make some young people more likely to use drugs (see here and here for example) and less likely to take the messages […]

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