(MethyleneDioxyMethAmphetamine) By Mackenzie Babb
What is Ecstasy?
Ecstasy is a drug also known as MDMA. It was developed in 1912 and used in 1953 by the US Army for psychological warfare tests. It was used again in the 1960s as a psychotherapy medication to "lower inhibitions" or to make a person relaxed and act in a natural way. Now you find it being handed out at clubs and party's.
This is the natural state of Ecstasy
This is a common effect of being high on Ecstasy; blurred vison
This is the most common state you will find Ecstasy in
Almost all Ecstasy tablets will have imprints and designs on their tops like these
These images show the forms of Ecstasy along with an image of blurred vision, which is a common side effect.
How Can Ecstasy Be Taken?
Ecstasy can be taken through the swallowing of the pill or tablet. But it can also be smoked or snorted when it is in its natural state.
Some Street Names for Ecstasy Include...
- Scooby Snacks
- Happy Pill
- Disco Biscuits
- Dancing Shoes
Ecstasy Short Term Effects
After you take Ecstasy, you can remain high for four to six hours. Some short term effects are the distortion of time and perception, increased enjoyment from touching, eye-twitching, blurred vision, seizures, severe sweating, and many more.
Long Term Effects of MDMA
Some long term effects after using the drug include the impairment of memory, dehydration which can lead to kidney failure, toxic in the brain, sleep problems, drug cravings, and many more.
Dependency of the Drug
Dependency from Ecstasy is likely in nearly half of the cases of users, according to the NIDA. Most use the drug at least another time after they have used it once. It is an addictive drug.
What Are Some Signs of Abuse?
Some signs of abuse are hypothermia, severe depression or self harm, brain damage, severe headaches, serotonin syndrome, and more.