Ecstasy

Ecstasy or MDMA is a psychoactive, euphoric stimulant.  It is a well known and popular club drug known by a number of street names including X, the hug drug, XTC and Adam.  Ecstasy is generally available in tablet form.  Individuals mostly take it to alter the state of their consciousness and experience it's psychedelic effects. Feelings of euphoria, warmth and increased energy characterize the effect of the drug.  Ecstasy is consumed mostly by young persons, those between their early teens and mid-twenties.   

Ecstasy is extremely popular amongst, ‘ravers’ (individuals who attend rave parties), many of which take it for the drug’s psychedelic effects. Ecstasy also allows users to dance for hours on end. Raves typically last 1-2 nights and ecstasy gives those in attendance the energy to stay awake and active during the entire time.  

The drug isn’t just consumed by ‘ravers’. Ecstasy is also a favorite drug for those who like to go clubbing. Recently, there has also been an increase in ecstasy use amongst college students. It is fairly easy to find it in college towns as well as in and around campus.

Ecstasy is also believed to be sexually stimulating by some. There are persons who take it for this purpose. For them it acts as a sort of aphrodisiac.

MDMA has been called the love or hug drug because it makes people feel warm, empathetic and “in-tune” with others. People take it when they want to feel happy, peaceful and connected.

In summary, ecstasy (MDMA) is a psychoactive stimulant that is an extremely popular ‘club drug.’ It is a favorite of ravers and young persons who like to go partying and clubbing. It not only alters their mood and senses but it gives people a ton of energy, enabling partiers to dance all night.

There are dangers associated with ecstasy use as there are with most drugs. One of the biggest dangers is over-heating. Ecstasy users have died because they have overexerted themselves while partying and failed to re-hydrate. They ended up dying from dehydration.

Another ecstasy related danger is tainted pills. Many people purchase ecstasy at clubs and raves from people that they don’t know. Most of them contain drugs and substances other then ecstasy. This something else, could be dangerous and if a person is using other drugs besides ecstasy, they may suffer from dangerous drug interactions. The only way to be sure that an ecstasy pill is pure is to carry around an ecstasy testing kit.

Ecstasy Basics

  Ecstasy use is especially popular amongst 'ravers'. They of course, are not the only group of persons who abuse it. It is used disproportionally amongst the youth, those in their early teens and twenties. Ecstasy tends to be used fairly heavily in clubs and also on college campuses.   A person who takes ecstasy may experiences changes in their senses. Things may sound and look differently. This is because it is a psychoactive drug similar to LSD. While LSD (Acid) use appears to...

Ectasy Dangers

  One of the biggest dangers associated with MDMA use is that one never really knows what they are taking. Tablets are often mixed with other drugs, some much more powerful and dangerous then ecstasy.  In order to determine exactly what is in an ecstasy pill, an individual would need to test their MDMA tablets with a kit. It is possible to purchase ecstasy testing kits for this purpose. Some clubs and raves will also have ecstasy testing kits. This is because a lot of ecstasy is so...

Ecstasy Addiction

  Ecstasy is not physically addicting.  However, it can be psychologically so and is also possible to build up a tolerance to it.  Generally, people that use it for consecutive days, may build up a short tolerance during that time. For some people it will last longer.  Generally, this tends to go away very quickly.    Many people mistakenly assume that just because a drug is not physically addicting that it is fine to use. This isn’t true. A psychologic...

Ecstasy Mixing

  Mixing drugs of any type can be dangerous. Most times individuals are not educated enough about what drugs they can and cannot take together or mix. When they don’t consider the consequences or know enough to make safe decisions, they put themselves at risk of becoming extremely ill and even dying.   There is always a risk when individuals combine ecstasy with other drugs, even prescription medications.  Individuals who use ecstasy should steer clear of MAOI’s...

Ecstasy Questions and Answers

  A. Is it possible to overdose on ecstasy? Yes, it is possible to overdose on ecstasy though it's pretty rare that people do. It would in fact, take a lot of ecstasy to cause a fatal overdose. Individuals however, increase this risk by mixing ecstasy with other drugs. Depending on the type and potency of the other drug taken, mixing ecstasy can be quite dangerous. It is generally not a good idea to mix drugs, especially illegal ones where there is little control over what is actually i...

Ecstasy Legality

  Ecstasy is a Schedule 1 drug in the United States and is illegal to possess and distribute. Individuals who are found with ecstasy on their person are at risk of being jailed. This was not always the case. At one time the drug was not only legal but prescribed by physicians.   At one time, ecstasy was prescribed by doctors to treat mental disorders. Initially, doctors believed that it would help improve these conditions. Soon, health professionals would begin to recognize the ...

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