Ecstasy

By: Arian Khadivi

What is Ecstasy and What is it Made From?

Ecstasy is a synthetic drug that acts as both a stimulant and a psychedelic. It was originally made containing MDMA in the early 1900s but today the term ecstasy is used to describe a drug that usually contains little to no MDMA and is just a mix of other chemicals. (LSD, meth, cocaine, rat poison, etc..) Since it is synthetic, pretty much anyone can make it. It is usually found in a pill form and taken orally but it can come in other forms and be taken other ways. (injecting, snorting, smoking)

Short Term Effects

Temporarily distorts time and sense perception. The drug affects the brains serotonin causing abnormalities on mood, sexual activity, sleep, and pain tolerance. Affects the users decision making ability.

Long Term Effects

-Long lasting brain damage (memory, sleep, learning, emotion)

-Degenerated nerve endings

-Depression, anxiety

-Kidney failure

-Cardiovascular issues

Dangers and Withdrawal Symptoms

Some dangers include overheating and dehydration. Also very dangerous because there is a high risk of addiction and great withdrawal symptoms, such as: panic attacks, sleeplessness, anxiety, paranoia,

Street Names

Molly, X, E, Adam, Beans, Candy, Happy pills, Love drug,

Who Uses the Drug

Ecstasy is more popular among teens and young adults and is used in high activity scenes such as raves or parties. Statistics have shown that white people use the drug the most.