Ecstasy

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Ecstasy

People use ecstasy because they think it will make them feel good. They also think that if they use it, they won't have to sleep for days.

Popular with Teens and young adults who go to clubs, concerts, or "rave parties".

Ecstasy is an illegally made drug. It's a stimulant drug that can cause hallucinations. Ecstasy is known to cause brain damage. It's also known as a designer drug because it is created to make someone feel high.

Ecstasy

Repeated high doses or a high dose of ecstasy may cause;~Heat injury because of hyperthermia~Hypertension (high blood pressure) ~Cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heart beat)~Renal Failure (Not being able to go to the bathroom or to help maintain the balence of calcium, sodium and potassium).

People with; diabetes, epilepsy, heart and liver problems, or mental disorders are most at risk.

It is now one of the most common illegal drugs sold on the streets. Many young people have been sent to emergency rooms because of the dangerous effects of ecstasy.Ecstasy can kill.

People who use the drug don't realize how dangerous it actually is.

The effects of ecstasy are usually unpredictable.

Short term use effects;~Decreased appetite~Increased blood pressure and heart rate~Increase in body temperature~Teeth grinding and jaw pain~Nausea and vomiting

What is it?

Long term effects:~May lose weight~Develop chronic exhaustion~Fatique~Muscle aches~Often have trouble sleeping~May be anxious and depressed.Some people develop flashbacks, delusions, hallucinations, Paranoia, and psychotic symptoms that last after the effects of ecstasy have worn off.

Effects;

Ecstasy makes the people using it feel a surge of good feelings, (a high) and makes someones feelings much more intense (could be good or bad feelings). Effects usually last up to 6 hours.

Ecstasy is usually swallowed as a capsule or tablet, but it can be crushed (powder), snorted, and also injected.

Ecstasy comes in the form of a tablet. It is often imprinted with designs, or commercial logos.

What does it look like? And how is it taken?

Other names for ecstasy; XTC, X, Adam, E, Roll, Hug drug, MDMA, The party pill, the love drug, rave, speed.

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine

Visit these websites; http://drugabuse.com/library/how-to-help-an-ecstasy-addict/http://www.addictionenders.com/ecstacy_rehab.htmlhttp://www.treatmentsolutions.com/ecstasy-addiction-treatment/ Or Call; 1-800-419-7941

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