The Effects of MDMA On The Body

Did you know that October is National Substance Abuse Prevention month? It is now in its third year since being started by President Obama in 2011. Since we offer the best drug treatment in Raleigh NC, and surrounding areas, we stand behind these efforts to educate our nation's young people to keep them off drugs. We are going to be sharing lots of information about the most common drugs being consumed by teens. Today, we are going to continue with part two of our discussion about how MDMA exactly effects the body.

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MDMA is a club drug. Most of the users are in their late teens and early twenties. They take this drug because they think they can dance all night at parties called raves. MDMA makes you sweat. A lot! Losing so much of your body's fluids by sweating is a major part of overheating your body. Plus, being in a cramped and crowded dance floor with little air flow means the risk for heat exhaustion, and heatstroke is even higher. MDMA also makes the user very relaxed. This means that those in danger are in such a relaxed state of mind that they are not even aware of what is happening to their body until it's too late. If you or someone you know needs help with MDMA problems, call Legacy Freedom and ask about our facility for drug treatment in Raleigh NC.

Some people have actually died from using MDMA. Not directly because of the drug, but because of induced hyperthermia. This love drug can make your body temperature soar as high as 110 degrees F, whereas your normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees F. When your body gets this hot, your blood can clot. This is called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, a dangerous condition that causes a depletion of the blood's essential coagulation agent. This coagulation agent is essential for curbing the internal bleeding from the hundreds of tiny cuts that are constantly in our body and brain tissue. These cuts are due to the damage caused by the day-to-day running of our body's mechanics. If you deplete this coagulation agent, bleeding can occur in the brain, which can lead to a stroke. It's also possible to internally bleed to death without realizing it. The really scary part? This whole process can occur in just a few hours while using MDMA.

If you are going to take MDMA, be sure to replace your body fluids, that have been lost through dehydration, by drinking plenty of water or something like Gatorade. Sip the fluids, do not gulp. This will help your body absorb the proper amounts. If you're not overly sweating, make sure to not drink too much water as this can cause acute water intoxication. Another possible fatal consequence.

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