Ecstasy Related Emergency Room Visits in the US

In 2011, there were 10,176 emergency room visits by Americans under the age of 21 related to taking ecstasy.

The number of ER admissions  for ecstasy was 128 percent higher than the 4,460 visits recorded in 2005, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Survey.

Counting all illegal drugs, there were 1.2 million ER visits linked to illegal drugs in 2011.

Source:¬† Michelle Castillo, “Ecstasy-related emergency department visits up 128 percent for people under 21,” CBS News, December 3, 2013.