Ecstasy and agony

Published: Monday 15 January 2001

Evidence is mounting that regular use of the drug Ecstasy may cause long-term brain changes. A team from the University College London, UK, has completed research that suggests that former ecstasy users may suffer memory impairment -- even a year or more after giving up the drug. Researchers also say that the drug can have a negative effect on those who do not drink water as a precaution while taking it.

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