- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Park Street Press; Original ed. edition (August 15, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0892818573
- ISBN-13: 978-0892818570
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ecstasy : The Complete Guide : A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA Original ed. Edition
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Holland, an attending psychiatrist at New York's Bellevue Hospital and an authority on street drugs, here compiles articles from numerous experts on Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (also known as MDMA, Adam, and Ecstasy). She succeeds admirably in her twofold goal of providing complete, reliable information to recreational users and educating the public about potential clinical uses for the drug. MDMA was used as an adjunct to psychotherapy for over a decade until the Drug Enforcement Administration classified it as a Schedule I drug in 1985. It then went underground and is today increasingly popular as a party drug. After looking at MDMA's history, pharmacology, and legal status, the text discusses its potential clinical uses in the treatment of such psychiatric conditions as depression, schizophrenia, and posttraumatic stress syndrome. Various chapters also address MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, current international research, and political issues. Finally, risks of recreational use and ways to mitigate them are discussed. Well researched yet written in very understandable language, this volume makes a strong case for studying and legalizing MDMA for therapeutic purposes, without minimizing the potential dangers of abuse. An important contribution to the literature on illegal drugs; highly recommended for all public and academic libraries. Eris Weaver, Redwood Health Lib., Petaluma, CA
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"A comprehensive tome, this book offers something for nearly anyone interested in substance use and abuse, regardless of their perspective. Overall, a good addition to a comprehensive collection on psychoactive drugs that appear to have both therapeutic and abuse potentials." (T.D. DeLapp, Choice, May 2002)
"The most thorough book about MDMA around, with contributions from a host of physicians, chemists and research scientists. A marvelous, original book undertaken with great care and with a precise scientific appreciation of what chemicals can do when used under the proper conditions and by the proper, sympathetic professionals." (The Book Reader, Spring/Summer 2002)
"It's heartening to read such a thorough and balanced book." (Jon Hanna, High Times, February 2002 v)
"The audience that the author is targeting is mostly those in the expert medical field and even users of MDMA/Ecstasy. She states that she doesn't encourage people to use it, but would rather promote its use for mental and physical safety. She feels as if it should be used as a prescription medicine. However, for those that are recreational users, she wants to inform them of the danger from the drug Ecstasy sold in clubs and raves where the buyer doesn't know what is truly being ingested." (Mercede's Blog, Feb 2009)
"MDMA is a unique compound with great potential for positive use. This is the most complete book about it, with much information to help people realize that potential as well as reduce any possible harm." (Andrew Weil, M.D., author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, and Spontaneous Healing)
"Ecstasy: The Complete Guide offers a thoroughly engaging, multifaceted look at a very controversial substance. Well done." (Spalding Gray, actor, performer, and author of Morning, Noon, and Night and Impossible Vacation)
"This is the best contemporary overview of MDMA, one which simultaneously succeeds for popular and scientific audiences. Encyclopedic in its scope, it is at the same time most readable." (Lester Grinspoon, M.D., professor emeritus, Harvard Medical School and author of Marijuana: The Forb)
". . . this volume makes a strong case for studying and legalizing MDMA for therapeutic purposes, without minimizing the potential dangers of abuse. An important contribution to the literature on illegal drugs." (Eris Weaver, Library Journal, September 15, 2001)
"In an important addition to the literature, a psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital who is an expert on street drugs has gathered papers from numerous experts that discuss hazards of the drug and ways to mitigate them." (Library Journal, May 1, 2002)
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It's also a very good read on how the book demonstrates the major risk factors of the drug and the risks of taking much more damaging stuff that might be present on the street and sold like MDMA.
I think this book will also serve very well for reacreational MDMA users so they can mitigate their risks. Unlike the one star reviews, this book by no means promote MDMA use, among other things, it puts on the table the risks, possible benefits of the drug and ways to reduce risks of recreational users.
It's definetelly an all win read. Readers will benefit from the book:
- Pharmacology Enthusiasts.
- Doctors who wish to have a better understanding on MDMA.
- Students involved on medical area
- People with curiosity about street drugs.
- Recreational Users
- Parents who think their children might be using (a good way to spot the simptons of drug abuse).
If you're reading this review, you'll probably will enjoy the book. It's worth every penny.
I also believe the "Ecstasy" book is a seminal work, and hopefully will change the way MDMA is treated in the future, especially in medical, and clinical settings, where it promises much hope, to many people often lacking in the ability to summons hope.
JP in DC