ECSTACY THE FACTS
Ecstasy is a slang or street name for Methylenedioxymethamphetamines (MDMA) It is a synthetic, psychoactive mind-altering drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine (stimulant) like effects. It alters perception of time and distance. MDMA was first developed in 1914 as an appetite suppressant or diet drug. It was a legal substance up until 1985.
MDMA/ Ecstasy produces less stimulation than cocaine or amphetamines and is taken for its hallucinogenic rather than its stimulant properties.
MDMA/Ecstasy is produced in clandestine laboratories, and is seldom pure. The amount in a capsule or tablet is likely to vary considerably, which could lead to overdoses. MDMA is a Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) -- Schedule I Substance -- meaning that it has no medical use and high abuse potential. The Federal penalty for manufacturing or selling can lead to fines up to four million dollars. A ringleader or head manufacturer could receive life in prison.
WHAT MAKES ECSTACY SO POPULAR?
This substance has gained in popularity in recent years because it enhances self-awareness and is one of the most popular drugs used in “Raves” large all night parties. In the mid-1980’s MDMA/Ecstasy burst onto the street drug scene and since 1999 the surge has been back again. Ecstasy has fast become the drug of choice for young people around the United States. It seems to be sweeping the country and is gaining in popularity in rural communities as well as urban areas. Some users have reported a sense of well-being and sensuality, also a heightened sensory perception and insight. It makes people who use it feel a strong sense of empathy and emotional intimacy.
HOW IS IT USED?
The substance is usually taken orally, sometimes snorted and rarely injected. It comes in capsule, tablet or pill form. Prices range from $25 to $40 per pill. A typical dose has an onset of about 20 to 60 minutes. Users feel a euphoric effect that will last about 3 to 5 hours. Higher doses can cause confusion, anxiety, depression and extreme physical fatigue, which may last as long as two days. (Similar effects to Methamphetamines overdose. e.g. sweating, chills, fainting)
EFFECTS OF ECSTACY
Psychological difficulties, including confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug
craving, severe anxiety, and paranoia -- during and sometimes weeks after taking MDMA (Psychotic episodes have been reported).
Physical symptoms such as muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, rapid eye movement, faintness, and chills or sweating.
Increased heart, blood pressure, pulse and body temperature. (This drug is a special risk for people with heart disease, high blood pressure or circulatory problems.)
General restlessness and insomnia after the drug has worn off.
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University demonstrated that 4 days of exposure to the drug caused damage that persisted 6 to 7 years later.
Ecstasy is most commonly used at all night parties called "raves".
Brain imaging research in humans indicates that MDMA causes injury to the brain, affecting neurons that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.
Many of the risks users face with MDMA use are similar to those found with the use of cocaine and amphetamines.
Psychological difficulties due to ecstasy include confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety, and paranoia - during and sometimes weeks after taking MDMA.
Physical symptoms due to ecstasy include muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, rapid eye movement, faintness, and chills or sweating.
Memory tests of people who have taken Ecstasy as compared to non-drug users have shown that the Ecstasy users had lower scores.
OTHER ECSTACY DATA
Ecstasy content varies widely, and it frequently consists of substances entirely different from MDMA, ranging from caffeine to dextromethorphan.
Emergency room data indicate that MDMA is increasingly used by marijuana users, with reports of MDMA in combination with marijuana increasing from 8 in 1990 to 796 in 1999.
Typical doses of ecstasy range from around 80 to 160 milligrams of MDMA when taken orally.
When ecstasy is taken by mouth, the effects manifest about 30-45 minutes later.
MDMA was first synthesized and patented in 1914 by the German drug company called Merck.
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Just because this drug is promoted as natural doesn’t mean it is safe.
What is “Herbal Ecstasy” and what are the effects of it?
In recent years, Herbal Ecstasy has been promoted as a safe alternative to the illegal drug Ecstasy, but has been blamed by the FDA for causing at least 17 deaths and 800 illnesses, including nerve damage, strokes and heart attacks.
Herbal Ecstasy is found on the shelves of health food stores and convenience markets. Caffeine and Ephedrine (both stimulants) are the active ingredients in Herbal Ecstasy. Ephedrine is one of the main ingredients used to manufacture Methamphetamines. It comes in pill form and is usually taken orally.
Herbal Ecstasy Slang:
· Cloud 9
· Rave Energy
· Ultimate X-phoria · X
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