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Public Health Flier Gives Ecstasy Advice

From the Los Angeles Times:

Public health flier warning of dangers of Ecstasy at raves to be revised

By Rong-Gong Lin II [sic]
February 8, 2011

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is criticizing a county Public Health Department flier warning rave attendees about the dangers of Ecstasy, and has asked the agency to stop distributing it.

The flier was intended to be handed out at future raves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena. It tells about the effects of Ecstasy overdose and "how to minimize potential harms," including warnings that taking Ecstasy with other substances, especially alcohol, can increase risks. The flier also advises to "aim low" in dose and frequency, because "Ecstasy risks increase with larger doses."

The flier also advises rave attendees to not drive, to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. It also advises that people "stay away" from Ecstasy, saying that "the only way to completely avoid the risks is to avoid the drug."

Antonovich said the flier, created after a 15-year-old girl died of an Ecstasy overdose after attending a Coliseum rave last June, did not fit the spirit of the county’s anti-drug policy

Actually, it sounds like it does. Which is the problem.

According to a statement released by the county Department of Public Health, officials said the flier was intended to address the harmful effects of Ecstasy and provide potentially life-saving information to rave attendees who choose to use the illegal drug. The card was developed out of recommendations of a rave safety task force convened by the county Board of Supervisors…

"However, based on feedback from board members and upon further review by the department, Public Health is immediately revising the card to further and more emphatically state that illegal drug use is dangerous," the statement said.

That sounds like some quick thinking.

Still, if you need some professional guidance before you indulge, you can read the full flier here.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Public Health Flier Gives Ecstasy Advice”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    You knew it was coming – Public health wasting money on advice on illegal drugs (think the needle turn-in program) – I have mixed feelings on this.

    I think anyone stupid enough to purchase drugs concocted by high school dropouts – deserves to die – but then again, most of them don’t and end up on the dole and wasting vast dollars in the healthcare system – so we the taxpayers are scr*wed every way again.

    I have to think that the drug trade – is purely a liberal agenda item – create a problem, create failing ‘solutions’ and turn millions into welfare serfs who don’t give a damn but for the lure of a free fix will vote for you again. Oh yeah, I almost forgot – the hallmark of a liberal agenda item – no regard or concern at all about the humanity of the people they call ‘victim’.

    May they all rot in hell.

    • tranquil.night says:

      No easier form of mind and behavior control than addiction, nor anything nearly as dehumanizing. The would be Leftist overlords are truly evil, for they know exactly what destruction they wrought.

      Next it’ll be part of the public Screwell health curriculum.

  2. Mae says:

    Is this typically Los Angeles city and county? You betcha! Bassackward!

  3. canary says:

    I’m stunned. They need to fire the employees who recklessly created this endangering psychedelic scripted prescription.

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