Passages Malibu Issues Health Safety Warning Over “Green Rolexes”
Sold as ecstasy, the tablets may contain PMA, have reportedly claimed two lives in Ireland, and are potentially implicated in others.
Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013
The illegal substance ecstasy has enjoyed resurgence in the culture of illicit drugs recently, but startling new developments in the United Kingdom have resulted in the deaths of several young people.
Local police have issued warnings for pills being sold as “green Rolexes.” Forensic analysis has shown that ecstasy pills matching the description of recent reports contain the toxic chemicals PMA and PMMA, in addition the MDMA, better known as ecstasy.
A July 24th story by the BBC reported that “The combination of MDMA and PMA can be particularly hazardous. They have been linked directly to death,” said Detective Inspector Andy Dunlop.
The deaths have been concentrated in the Northern Ireland area, but PMA and PMMA have turned up in police raids in London and other parts of Europe.
“Although they’re sometimes popular, ‘club drugs’ like ecstasy can often contain unforeseen and/or unknown chemicals and should be avoided,” said Pax Prentiss, CEO Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. “Party drugs often become part of a lifestyle that can lead to unsafe behavior. In our experience, any controlled substance can be abused, if the user is dealing with underlying conditions that send them back again and again, seeking to self-medicate. At Passages, we offer our clients the opportunity to confront the underlying issues and chemical imbalances that can drive their dependency on drugs or alcohol.”
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