I would like everyone in this classroom to think to themselves how many people they know that have used or tried ecstasy. You may have even tried it yourself. According to the Partnership for Drug-Free America, the percent of teenagers that have tried ecstasy or use it for recreation doubled from 5% in 1995 to almost 10% in 2000. That makes it equal to teen usage of cocaine and LSD.
Context:I am a young adult like many of you in this classroom and enjoy having fun and dancing in clubs and parties. But ask yourself, " What could be more dangerous about a drug that makes you loving, mellow, and excited? What can it do to you mentally and physically?" Ecstasy can cause lasting brain damage and even death.
Need:I worked on a report that was about a sixteen year old girl named Brandy French. Brandy was going to a rock concert and decided to take ecstasy.
It was her first time and she decided to do this drug because all of her friends were and she wanted to have a good time at the concert. However, she died when taking this drug. As I was doing research for this report, I learned a lot about the drug ecstasy that I did not know about.
Thesis:Today I would like to discuss and share with you what I've learned about ecstasy.
Preview of Speech:First I'll begin with some important definitions and discuss how Ecstasy is used. Next, I'll also discuss who currently takes this drug the most, and finally, the effects of this drug.
I. What is Ecstasy?A. Ecstasy is classified as a psychoactive drug-possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties.
1. The scientific name is 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA.
2. This drug has many nicknames such as "Love drug", "e", "Love Doves, "Adam",