By: Kiley Tiller
MDMA also popularly known as Ecstasy Ecstasy is an illegal stimulant drug. Ecstasy contains a variety of substances that include, cocaine, heroin, amphetamine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, and a lot of times rat poison, dog deworming, and caffeine.
It's taken into the body orally in a pill or capsule, or snorted from power from.
Short Term Effects:
- Impaired judgement
- False sense of affection
- Sleep problems
- Severe anxiety
- Drug cravings
- Muscle tension
- Faintness and chills/swelling
- Involuntary teeth clenching
- Blurred vision
Long Term Effects:
- Long lasting brain damage affecting thought and memory
- Damage to portions of the brain that regulate critical functions such as learning, sleep and emotions
- Degenerated nerve branches and nerve endings
- Depression, Anxiety, Memory Loss
- Kidney failure
- Cardiovascular collapse
Signs of abuse:
- irregular sleeping schedule
- lack of awareness of pain
- person feeling deeply in love with a person or multiple people even if they just met.
- cravings of other drugs and ecstasy itself
Is Ecstasy addictive?
Yes, ecstasy has both a psychological and physical addiction. 43% of users admitted they became addicted to Ecstasy even though they know it's harmful.