The inquest into the death of a Hamilton man last summer has found the cause of death to be acute cardiac failure, brought on by a lethal cocktail of MDMA and alcohol.
Coroner Matthew Bates says the man’s death was “the result of acute cardiac failure – against a background of recreational methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, and alcohol use.“
And drug testing wouldn’t have prevented this, as the Coroner said combining drugs with alcohol increases the risk of serious harm, and can lead to death.
“In my view, given the prevalence of MDMA and alcohol use amongst some sectors of the community, it is appropriate to raise public awareness of these risks.”
Here’s the problem, spelt out by health experts, not politicians….
“The clear dangers of consuming certain recreational drugs, such as methamphetamine, are well-known, well-publicised and generally accepted. That is not necessarily the case with other recreational drugs, such as MDMA, also widely known as ecstasy.”
Read full story here.
And why is this warning not coming from the Government?
Because the Government, the Greens, and the Drug Foundation are obsessed with normalising drug use.
This at a time when MDMA is soaring in popularity in New Zealand, making its way into high schools. Read more here.
We are playing Russian Roulette with the lives of New Zealanders.