Teenagers ask questions about drugs

See what the answers are.

How can you be sure that an illegal drug is pure?

You can’t. That’s what is scary. One drug may be mixed with another drug or even with things like Ajax or rat poison. You have no way of knowing what might have been added or how it was made.

What is ecstasy?

Ecstasy is both a stimulant and a mild hallucinogen. Because ecstasy provides a surge of energy and supresses


thirst, it can raise body temperature and put a person at risk for seriously overheating their body (called


hyperthermia), especially when using ecstasy at a dance club or all-night dance party. Body temperatures


higher than 105o are a medical emergency and can cause death.