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capitalcitygiant20 karma

Reasonable?! How has a 60 hour week become reasonable?

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What is the general policy on the drugs that you seize? I was reading an article on Vice by a London bouncer and he said that his club had to turn in a certain amount of drugs to the police so as not to arouse suspicion, but any surplus was taken by the club owner or kept by the bouncers themselves. Has this been the same in your experience?

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In laboratory animals, large or frequent doses of MDMA can destroy serotonin axons. Serotonin neurons (brain cells) form a sort of control system in your brain, regulating emotions, appetite, sleep and other functions. The serotonin axons are ‘communication cables’ that the serotonin system uses to send its signals to the rest of the brain. (MDMA works primarily by causing these serotonin axons to release a lot of serotonin at once, causing euphoria.)

...People who have recently (within several weeks) used ecstasy do usually have fewer detectible SERT proteins, which suggests that axons could have been lost. However, former users who have been abstinent for some time (months to a year or so) seem to have normal levels of SERT

...This phenomenon of neuroadaptation is probably the reason why frequent ecstasy use inevitably catches up with people; if you don’t give your brain enough time to re-adjust before the next dose, that next dose can drive things even further away from normal. Pay close attention to your mental and emotional state if you use ecstasy: If you start to feel a little emotionally fragile or mentally ‘fogged’, take a break from use (at least two or three months, preferably more.) Users who feel ‘e-tarded’ from over-indulgence usually report feeling much better after a period of abstinence.