Ecstasy. By Brooke and Souhail. Beans. Rolls. The love drug. Party Drug. Doves. Dolphins. Designer Drug. What do they have in common? They’re all nicknames for ecstasy. E. MITSUBISHI. Clarity. Adam. Hug Drug. New Yorkers. Disco Biscuits. The Club drug. EXT. Feelings it Produces.
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Ecstasy By Brooke and Souhail
Beans Rolls The love drug Party Drug Doves Dolphins Designer Drug What do they have in common? They’re all nicknames for ecstasy. E MITSUBISHI Clarity Adam Hug Drug New Yorkers Disco Biscuits The Club drug EXT
Feelings it Produces • Depression • Confusion • Extreme feelings of love • Feelings of empathy • Peacefulness • Enhanced self-confidence • More Energy
Effects on the Brain • Long-term damage to brain • Memory and Thought loss • Damages the neurons that produce chemicals called serotonin • Serotonin is used to communicate with other neurons • Dull mental processes
Effects on the Body • Muscle tension • Teeth clenching • Nausea • Blurred vision • Rapid eye movement • Faintness • Chills/sweating • Increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature • Heart failure • Dulled senses • Tiredness and soreness
Usage • 2.8 million teens have tried ecstasy • 1 out of every 11 in the nation • Most common from ages 16-25 years • Taken in pills or tablets • Sometimes snorted or smoked • Designs are put onto tablets to make ecstasy look harmless
Random Facts • Ecstasy-using teens are associated with child-like costumes, teddy bears, pacifiers, and glowing jewelry • 80% of Ecstasy is made in the Netherlands • Made for 50 cents a tablet, but costs 10-40$ in U.S. • 150 designs on Ecstasy tablets used to attract teens • The official name for Ecstasy is methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA
History of Ecstasy • Early 1900s • Patented in Germany by pharmaceutical company “Merck” • Studied for use as a diet pill, but not marketed • 1950, U.S. army considered it for chemical warfare agent • Somewhat dominant until 1970s • being used by psychotherapists • 1980s Ecstasy became party drug
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