THIS JUST IN!
- “Molly” initially referred to ecstasy pills with high quality MDMA powder. After the MDMA shortage several years ago, the capsules were more likely to contain caffeine, methamphetamine, & methylone with little MDMA.
- The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction issued a warning in February 2014 that “dangerously high” levels of MDMA were appearing in Europe.
- MDMA tablets in the Europe in 2012 contained 60 – 100 mg of MDMA, but tablets containing 150 and 200 mg of MDMA are were available in February 2014 and the warning stated they could contain even higher amounts, e.g. 240 mg.
- Deaths due to potent levels of MDMA have been reported in New York City at a music festival last summer and a recent death in Austin involved MDMA. Once the complete toxicology report about the death is received, the situation will be updated.
- June 2014 Drug Trends in Texas (PDF)
- Drug Trends Update: New Drugs (PDF)
- Drug Trends Update: “Old Drugs” (PDF)
- Multiple Trends in Alcohol and Drug Use and Treatment Utilization on Both Sides of the Border (PDF)
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REEMERGENCE of OLD DATE RAPE DRUGS:
- GHB: Implications of Research for Treatment (PDF)
- ROHYPNOL: Implications of Research for Treatment: (PDF)
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