Ecstasy

The " intense joy or delight "

What's ecstasy?

Ecstasy is a synthetic drug that alters mood & perception. Chemically similar to both stimulants & hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotionl warmth & disorted sensory & time perception.

Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Muscle cramping
  • Involuntary teeth clenching
  • Blurred vision
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Can cause seizures
  • Results in death by a heart attack, or a stroke.

How does the drug impact the brain?

Ecstasy can damage the nerve cells in the brain.


  • Can block the serotonin.
  • Can cause an increase in energy.
  • Can increase heart rate & blood pressure.

How does ecstasy impact on the central nervous system?

Prepares us for physical action by creating physiological changes that might include the release of Adrenalin & other stress hormones.

How does ecstasy impact the endocrine system?

Ecstasy can squeeze the endorphin glands in your brain.

  • Can impact the endocrine system by causing hypnotremia.
  • Endocrine system makes hormones, ecstasy can damage the hormones neurons.

Is ecstasy genetic?

  • If the parents were addicted to ecstasy, it can make the child more vulnerable to drugs.
  • If the mother used ecstasy or other drugs while being pregnant, it can cause her to have a miscarriage or have a stillborn.

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Percentage of population that is affected by ecstasy is 34.7%

Interesting facts about ecstasy...

  • Ecstasy may have theraputic benefits & is now being tested as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) & anxiety associated with cancer.
  • Known as a party drug.