XTC Weekly

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XTC Weekly

Ecstasy, also known as Eckies, Adam, E, Molly, Roll, X and XTC is drug that is taken in pill form. It is a hallucinogen and a stimulant because the drug can cause hallucinations as well as an increase in awareness and energy. Users often take Ecstasy at night clubs and parties to enhance experiences and their mood. The main ingredient in Ecstasy is methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).

Ecstasy

Author: Harold Seefeld

XTC Weekly

• Damages the cells that produce serotonin (which regulates mood, appetite, learning and memory) • Depression • Anxiety • Liver Damage

Long Term Effects

• Involuntary teeth clenching • Loss of inhibitions, nausea, blurred vision, chills or sweating • Increase in heart rate and blood pressure, chance of seizure • Euphoria

Short Term Effects

National Usage

Young Usage

• 10.9% of Australians aged 14 years and over have used ecstasy one or more times in their life. • 2.5% of Australians aged 14 years and over have used ecstasy in the previous 12 months.

• On average, young Australians aged 14–24, try ecstasy for the first time at 18.2 years old on average. • 2.7% of 12-17 year olds have used ecstasy.

These statistics show that the general use of Ecstasy is declining. During the period 2010 to 2013, Ecstasy use has dropped from 3% to 2.5% which is a 0.5% decrease over 3 years.Source: National Drugs Strategy Household Surveys (NDSHS) 2013

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