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Ecstasy Statistics

Whether you have used ecstasy in the past, know an individual who uses ecstasy, or are looking to find the best treatment options for someone you are close to who uses ecstasy, knowing some basic ecstasy statistics will help you learn how to spot whether a close friend or family member is using, and where to get the treatment for the use.

About Ecstasy -
When considering the basic ecstasy statistics, the starting point is with the dosage, uses, and information about the original whereabouts of the drug. So, there are several different ecstasy statistics one should learn of, prior to determining whether or not an individual they know is using. These are some basic stats about the actual drug:
- The typical dose of ecstasy will range from 80 to 160 mg when taken orally;
- Most ecstasy which makes its way in to the US is smuggled in from Europe, and the dollar amount exceeds $3 billion annually;
- Europe is the leading consumer of the drug, and remains the main center for its production (other main producing nations include: China, Indonesia, US, Canada, and other regions in South Asia and N. America);
- Ecstasy is one of the most abused and addictive drugs in Europe, and in many parts of N. America, and Asian nations.

These are some of the basic ecstasy statistics, about the actual drug, where it originated from, who the main uses are, and which regions it is most likely to be trafficked in to. Depending on where you are located in any of the regions, or any country, the uses will vary by age, gender, and demographic group, depending on how easily it is for any one group to get their hands on the drug.

If you feel you may know someone who might be addicted, these are some of the main ecstasy statistics about usage. Of course not all users are going to show the same signs, or act in the same manner, but many similar activities, actions, and many of these ecstasy statistics are going to be similar in many users. So, these are some of the basics as to the users, and who has tried ecstasy.
- Approximately 10 % of teens who have attended raves (or similar style parties) admit to having tried ecstasy, due to the fact that it is freely accessible, and it is available at most raves;
- Nearly 30 % of teens know either a friend or classmate who has used, and about 20 % state they know more than one friend or classmate who have used the drug;
- About 5 % of adults (age 12 or older) have reported to using ecstasy in the past, and nearly 1 % of those individuals who were surveyed claimed to have used the drug within the past year of their life;
- Among 12th grade students, between 1999 and 2001 the use of ecstasy rose from 5 % to nearly 9 % in the schools where students were interviewed.

Ecstasy statistics also tend to show that there has been many emergency room (ER) visit, as well as hospital visits which were attributed to the use of ecstasy in young adults, teens, students, and older adults as well. In the US, the rise in incidents has mainly come from groups of younger users, namely teens, high school students, and some in middle school as well. Whether the use is attributed to peer pressure, trying to fit in and be cool, or due to many stresses of home life, school, and the need to be socially accepted, users under the age of 25 are generally the individuals who are most involved in the ER room visits which occur each year in the US. These are some of the ecstasy statistics about users, and emergency calls stemming from use of ecstasy:
- From 250 ER calls in 1994, the number increased to 637 in 1997, 1,142 in 1998, and nearly reached 3,000 calls in the year 1999;
- The ER cases which involved MDMA increased nearly 60 % in the year 2000 (according to Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) survey, where more than 400 US hospitals were surveyed;
- A third of the ER cases which were reported involved those who were age 25 or younger; and
- At least 80% of the MDMA cases which were called in to the ER rooms in the hospitals that were surveyed involved patients who were age 25 or younger.

There are many other ecstasy statistics which are not reported in the US, whether it is because the hospitals were not interviewed, or those who use the ecstasy did not agree to provide responses. Additionally, many of the incidents and ecstasy statistics are not able to be reported due to the fact that they are outside of the US, and are not reported.

Whether you have a family member, friend, or close acquaintance which you feel might be using the drug, or has used the drug in the past or for that matter any dangerous and addictive drugs, alcohol, or narcotics, making sure to approach them and get answers is something that should be done. As there are so many individuals in the US who use ecstasy, especially younger adults, making sure you are fully aware of who your children hang out with, what parties they attend, and what stresses they are dealing with in life, will help you spot potential signs of use, and find the best treatment methods so that they do not become a part of the ecstasy statistics which end up in the ER some time down the road.

These are just the base ecstasy statistics which were reported by a small number of hospitals which were surveyed in the US. There are millions of others, in the US and worldwide which do not get reported. Knowing the ecstasy statistics, who the users are, and how to spot potential warning signs, are all things one has to be aware of if they hope to stay away from users, and potentially help a friend or family member who might be using, which they want to protect from serious dangers and health risks. The more information you are armed with, and the more you know about these statistics, the easier it will be to spot them in someone you love.