Ecstasy poisoning is recent years, the more serious become

Ecstasy poisoning is recent years, the more serious become

The degree of poisoning that ecstasy users are increased by the drug, the past years have worsened. The poisons can lead to a coma and heart problems.

There were between the years 2009 and 2015 almost to 8,400 ecstasy-related incidents, which is a third of the total number of drugsincidenten. In 2009, 7 percent of the patients on the first-aid items in a moderate or severe ecstasy intoxication, and this is increased to 28 percent in both 2014 and 2015.

The proportion of incidents after use of ecstasy at the first aid posts of parties increased between 2009 and 2013: from 39 percent in 2009 to 62 percent in 2013. From 2014, the proportion of incidents again declined to 56 percent in 2014 and 51 percent in 2015.

These data were obtained from the Monitor Drugsincidenten, composed of data from ambulance services, departments, accident and Emergency (a & e), (city)hospitals and politieartsen in eight regions and first-aid items of large-scale events.

Even higher

Trimbos researcher Esther Croes told the NRC that the actual numbers are even higher, because there are only two police forces are the Average of figures provides. It “provides only a fraction of the SEH’s data”.

From the report of the Trimbos institute also shows that between the years 2006 and 2015, a yearly average of 7.5 deaths due to ecstasy use. 21 deaths by the use of the drug caused, in 47 cases carried the means to the death.

The reason for the study was that over the last years, more ecstasy pills were circulated, with an mdma-value of 150 milligrams per pill, which is a doubling compared with the nineties. Also, the number of serious incidents with ecstasy.

The institute had been commissioned with the consequences of ecstasy use in mapping of a concerned state secretary Martin van Rijn (public Health). The results confirm that ecstasy is not a harmless means’, wrote Van Rijn Thursday to the Second Chamber.


Croes, let the NRC know that the mortality rate was “totally incomplete”. She calls, therefore, for a national registration.

The research also highlighted that people do not like their bad experiences with ecstasy share. Users are ashamed or afraid with friends to discuss.

In addition, know a lot of people do not that ecstasy is also a risk that something goes wrong. The institute warns, therefore: whether you’re an experienced user or not, each ecstasy user can result of the drug is something serious to experience or to death.

It further showed that 97 percent of the people in the past year no ecstasy has used. Also, the number of light ecstasy-related incidents.

Ecstasy is, after cannabis the most popular drug. Almost a million people who have the means once ingested, according to the institute in 2015. Doctors warn already for overheating and heart problems.


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