Can the Severity of Dependence Scale Be Usefully Applied to 'Ecstasy'?

Raimondo Bruno, Allison J. Matthews, Libby Topp, Louisa Degenhardt, Rapson Gomez, Matthew Dunn
2009 Neuropsychobiology  
clusions: The SDS has demonstrated construct validity as a screening tool to identify ecstasy users at elevated risk of experiencing adverse consequences, including features of dependence. The underlying structure of dependence symptoms differs for ecstasy compared to other drug classes, and some dependent consumers use the drug infrequently. The unique neurotoxic potential and entactogenic effects of ecstasy may require a distinct nosological classification for the experience of dependence
more » ... e of dependence associated with the drug.
doi:10.1159/000253550 pmid:19893331 fatcat:72wi44g5vbafne5cwenrtyx3ge