Too many people are not aware of the potentially life-threatening risks associated with MDMA use.
To ensure they are making the safest choices, we are currently partnering with New York University Langone Medical Center and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to develop and deliver peer-led multimedia presentations to universities and other organizations on the risks associated with using ecstasy and other recreational drugs (adulteration, etc.) and treat those having a negative reaction. We are planning to offer this program to high schools as well. *
Medical Diagnosis & Treatment Protocol
Too often, medical personnel may not recognize the signs or best way to treat those presenting with a bad reaction to MDMA.
GPFF is partnering with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Lutheran General Hospital, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and others to develop, offer and disseminate emergency department/medical and behavioral health professionals continuing education, clinical screening tools, and protocols to appropriately diagnose and treat recreational drug related dangers. We will initially test this protocol at NorthShore University HealthSystem emergency department and other local medical settings.
Behavioral & Statistical Research
Consistent with the lack of awareness of the potential harmful effects of MDMA, there is also very limited research regarding its use and impact.
We have developed a partnership with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Cook County Health and the Illinois Poison Center to study and identify clinical trends among the population of recreational drug users. We are also partnering with New York University Langone Medical Center as well as Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and others to increase understanding of the effects.
*The Awareness and Education Initiative is generously sponsored by The Grainger Foundation.