Momlogic takes a look at this alarming trend.
For some moms, the "ecstasy" of motherhood is apparently just not enough. A recent study in Australia found that more and more suburban moms are doing the drug Ecstasy. Since 1995, the number of people ages 30 to 39 using Ecstasy has increased 2.8% to 3.2% for women.
Fiona Baker, editor of Australia's Mother & Baby, said that she wasn't surprised by the findings. "Some of these mums may be reliving the lifestyle they led before they were parents," she says. "But the first-time users... perhaps they're feeling trapped in the suburban mum/work merry-go-round and want to go out, let themselves off the leash, do something different."
Fiona adds that the suburban mums may be using it as a crutch in social situations. "If they've been at home with the kids for a few years, women can feel like they have nothing to offer, that they're boring. They may be taking Ecstasy before they go out to boost their confidence," she says.To hear from moms who take Ecstasy, go to More Suburban Moms Take Ecstasy, Page 2.
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