Emergency Department Visits Related to Ecstasy Use Increased Nearly 75% from 2004 to 2008
SAMHSA Press Office
March 24, 2011
A new national study indicates that the number of hospital emergency visits involving the illicit drug Ecstasy increased from 10,220 in 2004 to 17,865 visits in 2008 – a 74.8 percent increase. According to this new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) most of these Ecstasy-related visits (69.3 percent) involved patients aged 18 to 29, but notably 17.9 percent involved adolescents aged 12 to 17.
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Keywords: emergency department, visits, ecstasy, increased, 75 percent, 2004 to 2008