Known as a party drug, ecstasy comes in pill or powder form; pill has a variety of logos and colors.
Adam, Beans, Biscuit, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, E, Eve, Go, Hug Drug, Lover’s Speed, MDMA, Peace, STP, X, XTC.
Swallowing gel capsules (Molly), pills, tabletsPowder, Crystal, liquidCrushed or snortedOccasionally smoked .
Increased motor activity, alertness, heart rate, blood pressureMuscle tension, tremors, teeth clenching, nausea, sweatingEuphoria, empathy, reduced inhibitionChills, blurred visionConfusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, severe dehydrationSharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), which can lead to liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure and death.
-Most people feel:
very happy ,hence the name
‘loved up’ ,users often feel love and affection for the people they’re with and the strangers around them
energised and alert
Ecstasy can also make people feel more in tune with their surroundings and like the music is more intense, which is why people sometimes take it in nightclubs and at parties.
-Some users have reported feelings of:
paranoia and even psychosis after taking ecstasy
Lots of people feel very chatty and uninhibited on ecstasy, which makes them open up and talk about things they might not do normally.
Physical side effects can include:
tightening or moving of the jaw muscles (gurning)
raised body temperature
a faster heartbeat and nausea .
When taken orally, ecstasy normally takes 30 minutes to kick in, but it could take as little as 20 minutes, or it may take over an hour or more. Some other (more dangerous) drugs sold as ecstasy take longer to kick in.
Users typically feel euphoric for 2 to 4 hours. For a few hours after you stop feeling high, you may still feel bodily affects like a racing heart or sleeplessness (inability to sleep), especially if you took a lot.
A ‘comedown’ occurs when ecstasy causes a person to feel down and depressed the next day. This could persist a few days.
Ecstasy is generally detectable in a urine test 1 to 4 days after consumption.
The length of time a drug can be detected is determined by the amount taken and the testing kit utilized. This is merely a suggestion.
Ecstasy has an effect on the body’s temperature regulation. Long periods of dancing in a hot environment, such as a club, raises the risk of overheating and dehydration. Users should take frequent breaks from the dance floor to cool down, and keep an eye out for any friends who are on it, since they may not realize they are hot or dehydrated.
Drinking too much of anything (including water) can be hazardous. This is because ecstasy causes the body to release a hormone that prevents urine production. Drinking too quickly can disrupt your body’s salt balance, which is just as dangerous as not drinking enough water.