The Truth About Ecstasy

The dangerous and important facts about Ecstasy

What is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy is an illegal, very dangerous drug that was originally known as MDMA. Ecstasy can contain many things such as LSD, cocaine, heroin, to rat poison, caffeine, dog deworming substances, etc. There are often cute logos on the pill that make buyers seem more comfortable taking them because they look innocent. It is impossible to tell what chemicals are put into the pill you are taking because the makers of the drug mix tons of chemicals together.

How is it used?

Ecstasy is mostly taken as a pill but can also be taken as a shot or as a liquid. Liquid ecstasy is a nervous system depressant also called GHB. It makes the person very energetic and they don’t realize when their body is going to shut down due to overheating.

Different street names of Ecstasy

There are many names that the drug Ecstasy is called by: Cadillac, Adam, Beans, California Sunrise, E, Essence, Elephants, Eve, Hug, Hug Drug, Scooby Snacks, Love Pill

History of Ecstasy

Ecstasy was developed by the Merck pharmaceutical company in 1912. In 1985, the drug was banned due to safety concerns. It was used in 1953 by the US Army in psychological warfare tests. It mostly was being used as a party drug in the 1970’s.

Short term effects of Ecstasy

Some of the short term effects of Ecstasy: Impaired judgement, False sense of affection, Confusion, Depression, Sleep problems, Severe anxiety, Paranoia, Drug cravings, and Muscle tension.

Long term effects of Ecstasy

Some of the long term effects of Ecstasy: Long-lasting brain damage affecting thought and memory, Damage to portions of the brain that regulate critical functions such as sleep and learning and emotion, Kidney failure, Hemorrhaging, Psychosis, and even Death.

4 important facts about Ecstasy

1. Ecstasy often contains hallucinogens which can make the user see and feel things that are not really there.

2. Once a person takes ecstasy for the first time, they start needing to take more in the future to get the same effects as before.

3. Even a very small portion of ecstasy can be enough to cause permanent damage to the brain and nervous system.

4. The drug dealers of ecstasy often try to convince the buyer that the drug is good for you and will make you popular and get you “all of the girls”.