Uses Medical In the United States, dextromethamphetamine hydrochloride, under the trade name Desoxyn, has been approved by the FDA for treating ADHD and obesity in both adults and children;   however, the FDA also indicates that the limited therapeutic usefulness of methamphetamine should be weighed against the inherent risks associated with its use. Ecstasy was used to induce euphoria and group connectedness.
Methods: Life history interviews were conducted with 12 HIV seroconverters and 12 age-matched controls recruited from a prospective cohort study of young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver, British Columbia. Conclusion: Crystal and ecstasy are used in the same social venues drrogue differ markedly in relation to sexual risk behaviour.
cristql Recent studies suggest a link between 'club' drug use and sexual risk behaviours. Methamphetamine was found to be the fourth most damaging to society.
Crystal was used to remain awake and increase energy. : Most men related a substantial knowledge of and experience with crystal and ecstasy.
Both drugs had attributes that enhanced gay socialization and were used in the same venues. They suggest the side effect has been exaggerated and stylized to create a stereotype of current users as a deterrence for new ones.
In this qualitative study, we compare and contrast two 'club' drugs: crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy MDMA. However, unlike ecstasy, crystal was associated with a distinct pattern of sexual arousal that frequently included unprotected sometimes group sex, was more likely to be used regularly by HIV-positive men, and was reportedly highly addictive and problematic.