by Andrew Olson

What is Ecstasy

Ecstasy is a harmful drug known as a "party drug" it is mainly used at rave's and techno parties. It looks like a pill with different symbols on it and can include other harmful drugs like LSD.

How is it Used

Ecstasy is most commonly take in a pill form, but it can be injected and taken in many ways. There is a liquid form of Ecstasy called GHB, a nervous system depressant.

Street Names

Most common street names are X, beans, Love drug, and E

History of Ecstasy

Ecstasy was first built in a pharmacy in 1912. In it’s original from MDMA. It was used in 1953 by the US Army in phychological warfare tests. It wasn’t until the 1970s that MDMA was a party drug. The drug was legal in 1984, ecstasy was known

as the hottest party drug. By 1985 the drug was banned due to health concerns and is illegal now.

Short term effects

  • False sense of affection
  • Paranoia
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Impaired Jusgment

Long term effects

  • Brain Damage
  • Kidney Failure
  • Death
  • memory loss

Important facts

  • 92% of those who begin using ecstasy later turn to other drugs including marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.
  • 12.4 million Americans ages 12 or older have taken ecstasy at least one time in their lives.
  • A small amount of ecstasy can harm someones brain and liver.
  • 7% of high school seniors have taken the drug at least once in their lifetimes.