B. Do clinical trials on illegal drugs like ecstasy send the message that recreational use of the drug is OK?


Clinical trials on illegal drugs does not send the message that recreational use of the drug is okay. The clinical trials are trying to find out how the drugs are effecting the brain and behavior. Researchers are trying to find these effects to warn others, essentially trying to prevent people from using the illegal drugs. They are hoping that once people know the risks that are involved if you take the drug, they will think about them and not use drugs. Clinical trials are sending the message that drugs have harmful effects to people and not that they should be used for recreational purposes. (RP)