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The year is 2000 The War on Drugs is a lost cause The United States has spent hundreds of billions of dollars and lost thousands of lives The result is any adult or child with a couple measly dollars can purchase any existing illegal drug almost anywhere in the country Greer 62498 The emergence of a new designer drug a combination of two existing drugs ecstasy which is the most common street term for the illicit drug MDMA -34Methylenedioxymethamphetamine has brought a fatal blow to the War on Drugs The love drug as MDMA is sometimes referred to has spread from its previously isolated dwellings within the darkness of the rave scene a rave is an all-night illicit dance party into high schools across the United States and Canada Police say the manufacture smuggling and availability of ecstasy are booming Oh 42400 The tremendous increase of ecstasy use is due to its escalating social acceptability the perceived safety of the drug and the influence of peer testimonies This dramatic proliferation of the use of X is something that urgently needs to be addressed A succinct application of existing drug enforcement venues would aid in the curtailing of this profound drug The application should be the integration of education about E into elementary and middle schools reaching children as young as the fifth grade To provide a general perception of the dramatic increase in the drugs use here is a statement from on of the top drug enforcement directors in the United States The White Houses drug policy director Gen Barry R McCaffreywarned that E was posing a particularly serious threat to children He cited a nationally recognized survey showing a sharp rise in the number of high school seniors who said they had used ecstasy in the previous month from 15 percent in 1998 to 25 percent in the following year He followed by saying The use of ecstasy has skyrocketed Hernandez 8200
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