Ecstasy

Pricilla Hernandez Aguilar

What is the drug made of ?

Ecstasy is a chemical substance named Methylene Dioxy Methamphetamine or MDMA. It contains a mixture of several substances from LSD: Cocaine, heroin, amphetamine, methamphetamine, rat poison, caffeine, dog deworming substances, and ect...

Where is the drug made ?

Phnom Penh, Combodia

Deep in cardamom mountains there are clandestine factories in western Camobodia that produce safrole oil which is also known as sassafras oil that happens to be the main ingredient of ecstasy.

Short term effects

  • Impaired judgment
  • False sense of affection
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Sleep problems
  • Severe anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Drug cravings
  • Muscle tension
  • Faintness and chills or swelling
  • Involuntary teeth clenching
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

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 emotion
  • It is as if the brain switchboard was torn apart, then rewired backwards
  • Degenerated nerve branches and nerve endings
  • Depression, anxiety, memory loss
  • Kidney failure
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Psychosis
  • Cardiovascular1 collapse
  • Convulsions
  • Death

Behavior, Reaction and Judgement :

  • High levels of stimulation
  • Unusual levels of energy
  • Long hours awake
  • Acting abnormally friendly
  • Dancing for long periods
  • Overly sensitive to music or lights
  • Exaggerated pleasure from touch
  • Pain is dulled
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Dilated pupils
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tight, clenched jaw
  • Overheating
  • Collapse

Pharmaceutical value

Esctasy was orginally $36 per pill back in 1988 but the price has fallen down to $10 per pill now.

Nicknames/ Streetnames

  • Love drug
  • Love pill
  • Roll
  • snowball
  • X, E, or XTC
  • Adam
  • Beans
  • Candy
  • Doves
  • Happy pill
  • Hug drug
  • Molly
  • Scooby Snacks
  • sweetes

Dangers

Ecstasy can have some negative side effects and reactions, and some permanent physical and psychological consequences. It can cause death there have been hundreds of deaths associated to the use of ecstasy since the 1980's. One other danger of ecstasy is overheating, which can lead to water toxicity because your body will want fluid and you wont realize you're consuming too much water and it can lead to unstoppable bleeding, organ failure and much more.

Who uses the drug?

Most users of ecstasy are teenagers and young adults.

What form does it come in ?

Ecstasy usually comes as small tablets easy to swallow. They come in many sizes, and colors. Sometimes they also come as capsules that are either pink, yellow, or clear. It is also smoked, snorted, or injected as well

Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Cravings
  • Denationalization
  • Depression
  • Delusion
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Memory loss
  • Panic attacks

Overdose

  • High blood pressure
  • Lightheartedness
  • Panic attacks Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Extreme increase in body temperature
  • Organ damage and complications due to body temp.

Drug category

Ecstasy is a class A drug. It is illegal to produce, possess or supply.