Today is Tuesday, the 2nd day of Red Ribbon week. Please be sure to ask your kids what they learned at school each day this week.
MDMA was legally being sold in the United States under the brand name “Ecstasy”. In 1985, the drug had been banned due to safety concerns. Since, Ecstasy has become a term for drug dealers selling “Ecstasy-type” drugs that may, in fact, contain very little or no MDMA at all. What is being sold on the street, is very inconsistent and scary.
Usually when kids take this drug, they are staying “overnight at a friend’s house”, and typically need a day to recuperate. Because of the dry mouth effect, they will often suck on hard candy or suckers. Many youth have shared that they started this drug in middle school. It is very big at Raves and commonly taken at Electric Daisy Carnivals (EDC).
Ecstasy / MDMA Molly
Below is a story about Olivia Marquez-Sykes. I learned about Olivia from a girl in Flower Mound, that is somewhat like a daughter to me. They were great friends. Although we prayed, God had another plan. Olivia now helps me educate.
Overtaken is a documentary that reflects prescription and illicit drug use. It is a great film to watch as a family with kids from 4th grade and up. (26:55 min.)
A few years ago, three young adults were at a Rave. As they were driving from Downtown Dallas to Keller, one of the three overdosed in the car. They drove to a hospital in Irving where the youth ultimately died. Read the story
The investigation found that they purchased a few tabs at the Rave from a girl that was just 18 years old. She got charged with involuntary murder for selling the drugs that someone died from.
Soccer Ball Lesson
Soccer Ball is a game that you throw a ball that has words on it. Whatever word your thumb lands on, you learn about that word. Today’s words are: