What Is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy is an illegal human-made drug that causes people to hallucinate, intensify feelings (whether they are good or bad), and increase energy. This drug is often sold as a potential “party drug” to help boost energy and to keep a high feeling throughout the night but it can cause people to become extremely paranoid and anxious. Those feelings can lead individuals who take the drug to becoming a danger to themselves or others. 

In some situations, people who take ecstasy will feel their bodies overheat from dancing or other physical activities causing them to have seizures, brain swelling, heart damage or brain damage. That said, ecstasy is not the innocent party drug the media tries to push it as. It has serious consequences, especially if it is being overused so it is best to AVOID THIS DRUG. 

As mentioned earlier, this drug is popular in clubs and raves, often seen in the form of a tab or can be crushed into a powder.  

To make sure you do not accidently take ecstasy:

  • never take a drink from a stranger
  • when your drink is being made, watch it be made
  • do not take drugs or anything you are unsure of from a stranger (even a friend) 
  • only go to parties or raves with people you trust

Common Names for Ecstasy:

  • Molly
  • XTC 
  • MDMA
  • Adam
  • E
  • M&M 

Side Effects:

  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
  • Increases heart rate
  • Heightened senses 
  • Clenched teeth
  • Blurred vision
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration 
  • Anxious, confused, paranoid
  • Can damage brain cells and effect memory

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