Refutation Essay of ecstasy

Essay by mimieyesUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, April 2005

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"Feeling of peace and tranquility, feelings of tenderness, feeling of joy, experience of insightful knowledge experienced at an intuitive level, experience of oneness in relation to an inner world within, sense of being at a spiritual height"(Bravo 22). These magical feelings described above were provided by courtesy of ecstasy consumption. With promises of euphoria, ecstasy attracted more and more curious people to bring the underground club drug into mainstream awareness. The use of ecstasy in the United States has been the fastest growing drug trend in recent years exceeding other popular drugs such as marijuana. Since its popularity is increasing in a rapid rate every year, ecstasy abuse is an issue that can no longer be neglected. Ecstasy is commonly used in clubs and so-called "raves"- underground parties characterized by electronic dance music that attracts masses of young people. Although drugs have always existed in the club scene for several decades, the common usage of ecstasy did not become popular in the United States until the decade of the 1990's.

Because of the rise in popularity of electronica and raves, these venues automatically provided a convenient, discreet place for teenager to use drugs. Ecstasy became a perfect drug candidate to gain popularity with teens due to its cheap price and its easy accessibility. Many teenagers start the regular use of ecstasy in high school, which can cause a drop in grades, which in turn, affects their chances of attending higher education. Many also experience minor or serious mental depression when taking ecstasy too often. Most importantly, the main problem of ecstasy which affects teenagers is that it jeopardizes their chances of a better, more productive future, some of which can include government leadership positions. Undoubtedly, the issue of ecstasy use is very significant because it affects the fate of the...

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