Drugs and the Internet


Since the early 1990s, club drugs like Ecstasy, GHB and Ketamine have become more popular with American teens. Also, since the early 1990s, the Internet has arrived and exploded, providing open forums on any topic imaginable. A study published in Pediatrics by Dr. Paul M. Wax of the Department of Medical Toxicology at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix speculates that the rise of Web sites and online forums that claim to give information on "safe" and "responsible" drug use may be partly to blame for the growing acceptance of club drugs by young people.

Wax's study includes t...

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