The Facts About Ecstasy
October is National Substance Abuse Prevention month; an awareness campaign started by President Obama in 2011. Legacy Freedom stands behind this effort 100%. We believe in keeping young people from needing our drug rehab in Raleigh NC, using prevention as the first step toward turning the nation's drug problem around. As part of our prevention efforts we wanted to produce an educational series on the most commonly used drugs that are being consumed by our young people. Today we are going to talk about Ecstasy.
Ecstasy is also known as MDMA. The scientific name for the drug is methylenedioxymethamphetamine. This drug is similar to an amphetamine in chemical structure as well as how it effects the user, but it differs in that it also has some hallucinogenic properties. It was actually created way back in 1941 in Germany. Scientists developed it as an appetite suppressant. If you were to compare ecstasy to other amphetamines, like Crystal Meth, it is not as strong; it is also not as strong as LSD, either. Ecstasy is usually sold as a pill, or tablet of various sizes, shapes and colors, but in its original form, the drug is a white, bitter-tasting oil. Ecstasy is usually taken orally but can also be injected.
Most of the ecstasy pills that are on the black market contain little, to no actual MDMA. The derivatives of MDMA, such as MDA, MDEA and PMA are often substituted and sold as ecstasy. The drug is mainly produced in clandestine laboratories throughout Europe and South America and smuggled into the United States. Most of the time, the ecstasy sold on the streets contains other toxic drugs and substances and not MDMA.
What Are The Drug's Effects And Side Effects
Ecstasy is a stimulant and a hallucinogen. It causes increased pulse, blood pressure and body temperature. However, it also causes increased confidence, euphoria, feelings of closeness to and empathy with other people, and a feeling of heightened senses. On the downside most users report severe jaw clenching and teeth grinding, nausea, anxiety, hallucinations and paranoia, and extreme sweating. Overdosing on Ecstasy can cause vomiting, convulsions, possible kidney failure, and even death.
Most Ecstasy users also build up a tolerance quite easily to MDMA. As this happens, the undesirable effects of the drug also increase with constant use. This factor seems to keep lots of young people from forming a heavy dependence on the drug. Are you dependent on MDMA? Do you want to get help and just don't know how to get started? If you're ready for drug rehab in Raleigh, call Legacy Freedom. We're ready if you are.
Are There Any Risks?
Yes, there are associated health risks. Research has shown that recreational weekend users most often experience a mid-week emotional crash. This leaves the user feeling tired and depressed for a few days. Scientists are not sure yet what the long term effects are. It could be several years before we actually know the ramifications. Deaths from Ecstasy are pretty rare. When it does happen, it is typically due to heatstroke, heart attacks or asthma attacks and not the MDMA itself. Users must stay hydrated and keep aware of their body temperature.
Is This Drug Legal?
NO! Ecstasy, and MDMA are illegal throughout all of the United States. There are serious penalties for possessing, manufacturing, or selling Ecstasy in all 50 states. Our drug rehab in Raleigh can help you kick your MDMA dependence. Call today before it's too late.
What Are The Common Street Names
E, doves, easy, X, Mitsubishis', yokes, shamrocks, Adam, XTC, love drug, hug drug, disco biscuits.
Are you addicted to MDMA? Do you need drug rehab in Raleigh? If you are ready to make a change in your life, for the better, please call Legacy Freedom of Raleigh today. We are ready to help you get your life back. Do it today.