Ecstasy is getting stronger, drug testing clinic warns

Trimbos says the price of drugs has remained relatively stable
DutchNews (The Netherlands)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

ecstasy3The amount of active ingredients in ecstasy pills in the Netherlands has almost doubled in 10 years, according to the Trimbos addiction institute, which runs a nationwide testing service. In 2005, there was an average of 81 mg of MDMA in a pill but last year that had gone up to 150 mg, according to the institute’s 2015 monitoring report. The highest concentration of MDMA recorded last year was 293 mg. (See also: Drug users favoring “ecstasy light” as street XTC rises in potency | A new study says MDMA purity levels are at an all-time high | Recent changes in Europe’s MDMA/ecstasy market)