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    A friend of mine likes to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts."

    When it comes to drugs, there are lots of opinions out there: Some think drugs are safe and fun, some think they're dangerous and frightening, and many think everything in between.

    But facts are facts, and when someone dies from drugs, or someone is murdered by a person who is on drugs, or is raped by someone who has given them drugs, that's just a fact. Drug users who actively promote drug use rail against these facts, and I expect they'll be commenting regularly on The Drug Report. But they can't change the facts.

Driving Buzzed Is Driving Drunk

Posted by Childress on June 13, 2006

From the Australian Broadcast Corp.:

The dangers of driving while under the influence of ecstasy have been raised by [a] coroner, as part of his findings into a fatal car accident in July last year.Jason Tucker died when his car ploughed into an oncoming semi-trailer on Long Gully Road near Isaacs.

He was found to have four times the toxic or lethal concentration of ecstasy in his system.

Tucker obviously was suffering from a complete lack of judgment — something that happens all too frequently when normal brain activities are altered with mind-altering drugs.

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3 Responses to “Driving Buzzed Is Driving Drunk”

  1. Dodgy said

    What is the lethal concentration of ecstasy then?

  2. Childress said

    I asked the same question! I know of cases where one tablet has killed, and of course there are people who take multiple doses all the time and don’t die.

    Apparently in this case, whatever he had ended up being lethal. It was the front end of a truck that killed him, but it was Ecstasy that put him there.

  3. Leo said

    There are speculated levels of toxicity based on comparisons to rodent models and variations within street concentrations, but basically it’s a tremendous amount of MDMA. When someone dies from a single pill, it’s a result of their inability to metabolize it or other factors such as under/over hydration or hypertermia. There are plenty of published numbers on the speculated toxicity levels – do a search on “LD50 ecstasy”. I can’t help wonder if this was a suicide. It wouldn’t be the first time with ecstasy as the tool.

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