The Collins and Ward Gazette
This week's edition: ECSTASY
Five Wesleyan University students have been arrested on drug-related charges and suspended from the college, according to Connecticut State Police.
The students’ arrests follow an investigation into drug use at the prestigious university after 10 students were rushed to the hospital as a result of taking “Molly,’ also known as MDMA or Ecstasy. According to police, one student nearly died and is in critical condition. He and the student who sold him the drug and later tried to revive him are among those arrested.
While college officials maintain that the school forbids illegal drug use, the US Department of Education reports that the university had the highest number of students among nonprofit liberal arts colleges referred for discipline for drug violations in 2012 and 2013.
In the rooms of the arrested students, police found marijuana, 16 kinds of prescription drugs, 600 Xanax pills, three forms of an hallucinogen found in psychedelic mushrooms, and amphetamines—the class of drug that includes Molly.
Approximately 12 students who were interviewed on campus expressed shock that classmates would sell their peer “bad Molly.” None of them agreed to be identified by name but acknowledged that the use of this drug is not uncommon, especially “if there is a big party.’ Other students did not want to be interviewed about the incident but admitted concern about Wesleyan’s reputation as a “druggie school.”
Attorneys for the arrested students declined comment, saying it is too early in the case to determine the results of state’s evidence.
SOMETHING GOT YOU DOWN?
In a fight with a loved one? Trying to fit in? Or Looking for some fun? Well we've got the solution for you! Try ecstasy the "happy pill", everyone does it! For just a small price you can buy a pill that will change your life. If you're found with the possession of ecstasy you could win a jail sentence of four years to life and fines from 250,000 to $4 million, depending on how much ecstasy you're found with! Ecstasy was originally developed by Merck pharmaceutical company and was known as "MDMA". In 1953 "MDMA" was used by the U.S army in psychological warfare tests than it became a party drug in the 1970's(banned in 1985). The best part is with every pill comes a surprise, when you take ecstasy you're never really sure what your taking!
POSSIBLE INGREDIENTS: LCD, Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine,Rat poison, Caffeine, Dog deworming substances, etc.
WARNING- SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE IMPARIED JUDGMENT, FALSE SENSE OF AFFECTION, CONFUSION, DEPRESSION, SLEEP PROBLEMS, SEVERE ANXIETY PARANOIA, DRUG CRAVINGS, MUSCLE TENSIONS, FAINTNESS AND CHILLS OR SWELLING, INVOLUNTARY TEETH CLENCHING, BLURRED VISION, NAUSEA, LONG-LASTING BRAIN DAMAGE AFFECTING THOUGHT AND MEMORY, DAMAGE TO PORTIONS OF THE BRAIN THAT REGULATE CRITICAL FUNCTIONS SUCH AS LEARNING, SLEEP, AND EMOTION, DEGENERATED NERVE BRANCHES AND NERVE ENDINGS, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, MEMORY LOSS, KIDNEY FAILURES, HEMORRHAGING, PSYCHOSIS, CARDIOVASCULAR COLLAPSE, CONVULSIONS OR DEATH.
-DON'T CHECK WITH ANYONE TO SEE IF ECSTASY IS RIGHT FOR YOU BECAUSE IT'S ILLEGAL
Joe Addict, New York, Passed away Thursday (ecstasy use)
Joe struggled with depression from the time he was a freshman in high school, and although doctor prescribed medication and therapy helped temporarily, they did not ultimately cure him. When he went to college and attended parties, he felt as if he wasn't having the same experiences as everyone else. This is when he turned to drugs. Ecstasy at parties made him have more fun and loosen up, like what his friends always told him he should do. However, Joe began to use ecstasy outside of the party setting to improve his everyday mood.
About three months of frequent drug use, Joe died of hyperthermia, a common short term effect of ecstasy. This caused his kidneys to fail and he passed away shortly after.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe's name to charities for drug research and addiction prevention.
Interview with Anonymous Ecstasy Addict in Recovery
Anonymous: The first time I tried ecstasy was in my freshman year of college. I just remember being excited because it was my first college party but also nervous about how I was going to act and what I would say or do. After a few drinks and a couple of hours had went by I had met a group of pretty cool guys and we really hit it off we all hung out for hours before one of the guys offered the group some ecstasy. All the other guys answered fairly quick accepting the ecstasy but I hesitated for a moment, thinking. Everything that I had ever been told led my head to be screaming just say no and walk away but in that moment it didn't seem that simple anymore there seem to be a thousand ways that couldnend badly. I didn't want my new friends thinking I wasn't cool, I just wanted to fit in and I just figure will one time really kill me. That one time however led to many others which if I didn't start my recovery when I did it very well could have killed me.
Interviewer: What were you thinking and feeling when you decided to try ecstasy for the first time?
Anonymous: Well like I had said I'd sort of convinced myself that one time wouldn't kill me and everything would be alright after that one time. I thought after it I would be done for good so I almost got a little excited because it was something new. However I still had the voice in my head that was making me nervous about what was going to happen to me.
Interviewer: How did you become an addict, Why did you keep taking ecstasy?
Anonymous: Well my first time experimenting with ecstasy the side effect were pretty small to what they could have been and I had a great high so I had thought that if I were to try it again it would be no big deal. However in order to get the same high i got my first time I had to take more and more amounts of ecstasy and than I began adding other drugs to try and get that same high and before I know it I was addicted to getting high and I felt like I couldn't stop.
Interviewer: How has your addiction affected your life?
Anonymous: My addiction has changed a lot of things in my life. For starters I've made lots of stupid decisions because of my addiction that has pushed people I care about away from me and out of my life. Also because of my addiction I suffer from depression, anxiety, gaps in my memory and problems with sleep.
Interviewer: And lastly what made you decide to begin your recovery?
Anonymous: Well pretty much everything I just talked about. I want to mend bonds that I have broken and I want stop all the affects that will keep building up if I keep taking ecstasy and finally I just want to stop my addiction from slowly killing me.