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The Agony of "Soft" Ecstasy is in the Price That Others Have To Pay

Barbara Ellen, Observer, The, 20 June 1999

ME AND ECSTASY had this fling once. What chemical virgins don't realise is that, for most of us, getting attached to a certain drug is just like any other relationship. First, you fall in love, and spend a honeymoon period unable to comprehend how you ever managed without it. ("Where have you been all my life?") Then you hit a rocky patch, and start slagging it off to your friends, wondering whether there's any real future for you as a couple. ("It's not the illegal substance I thought it would be.")

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