Ecstasy

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Ecstasy

Type of Drug: StimulantMedical Use: Anti-Depressant

MDMA"ECSTASY""ills, E, XTC, roll".

Methylenedioxymethamphtamine

SHORT TERM SYPMTOMS:- Distorts time and perception- Inability to regulate temperature- Perceptual changes, axienty, and appetite changesLONG TERM EFFECTS:_ Toxic to the brain- Impairs memory- Depletes the amount of serotonin in the brain and blocks uptake of serotonin- emotional reactions, confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety

Takes about 30 to 60 minutes to begin feeling the effects of MDMA.The duration has been reported to last anywhere from 3 to 6 hours.

Physical DependenceEcstasy is not considered physically addictive but the drug can lead to psychological addiction.

Treatment-Abstinence suitable for short term users of MDMA, but not suitable for long term users.-Long term users develop serve withdrawl symptoms, so most treatments revolve around counseling, behavior modifications and detoxification.

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