Ecstasy (MDMA)

A stimulant

Street Names

  • X, E, or XTC
  • Adam
  • Beans
  • Candy
  • Dancing Shoes
  • Disco Biscuits
  • Doves
  • E-bomb
  • Egg Rolls
  • Happy Pill
  • Hug Drug
  • Love Drug
  • Malcolm (or Malcolm X)
  • Molly
  • Scooby Snacks
  • Smartees
  • Sweets
  • Skittles
  • Thizz
  • Vitamin E or Vitamin X
  • Vowels

Effects

Short Term Effects

  • Gives you energy
  • Distorts time and perception
  • Increases enjoyment from touching
  • Inability to regulate temperature
  • Sharp increase in body temperature, hyperthermia, heatstroke
  • Liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure
  • Perceptual changes, anxiety, jaw-clenching, dry mouth, and appetite changes
  • Blood pressure increases
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • Eye-twitching
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Muscle tension
  • Severe sweating
  • Faintness
  • Seizures
  • Day-after depression
  • Death

Long Term Effects

  • Dramatic increase in heart rate, leading to serious complications for people with cardiovascular disease.
  • Dehydration can lead to liver and kidney failure.
  • Disturbing emotional reactions, confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety, and heart palpitations. Symptoms last a long time after taking the drug.
  • Depletes the amount of serotonin in the brain and blocks uptake of serotonin.
  • Toxic to the brain.
  • Impairs memory.
  • Brain damage is directly related to amount and frequency of usage

What Ecstasy Looks Like

Interesting Facts

  • Every time you take one pill you have a chance of losing a brain cell
  • For the past 10 years, the use of ecstasy has been rising in both Quebec and Canada