Lexi Lyons, Jessi King
Definition of Ecstasy:
- Love Drug
- Happy Pill
- Blue Lips
Effects and Dangers of the Drug:
- 92 percent of those who use ecstasy turn to other drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, and heroin.
- 12.4 million Americans aged 12 and up have tried ecstasy at least once.
- 1,200 percent of emergency visits have been due to ecstasy since it became the "club drug" of choice at all night rave clubs.
- In 2009 about 1.1 million Americans said they have used Ecstasy in the past year
Drugs are are chemicals that are meant to change the way your body functions. People take them when they are sick and when a doctor prescribes them these medicines. Medicines are legal when they are prescribed and when they are taken in the correct doses. however when someone is taking drugs illegally it means that the drugs are outlawed and have penalties when they are in your possession.
What should I do if someone offers me drugs? How can I deal with peer pressure?
When you are offered drugs you feel very pressured, it puts you in an uncomfortable position that can be hard to get out of. If someone offers you drugs their are many ways to get out of the situation. One thing you can do is just simply say, "No thanks." If you don't feel comfortable doing that their are other ways too. You could change the subject, give them a reason why you cant, make an excuse, and you could always just walk away which is one of the most effective refusal skills.