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Ecstasy/ MDMA. By Jodie Barros. What is Ecstasy?. Ecstasy or MDMA is a synthetic (Man Made) drug. Ecstasy pills are usually colored and have tiny icons on them. It was originally meant to be a psychotherapy drug in 1960 but then became a party drug in 1970.

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ecstasy mdma

Ecstasy/ MDMA

By Jodie Barros

what is ecstasy
What is Ecstasy?
  • Ecstasy or MDMA is a synthetic (Man Made) drug.
  • Ecstasy pills are usually colored and have tiny icons on them.
  • It was originally meant to be a psychotherapy drug in 1960 but then became a party drug in 1970.
  • Ecstasy contains many dangerous chemicals and the maker can add ANYTHING they choose to the drug such as chemicals like rat poison.
  • Ecstasy is Illegal.

Street Names:

- E -Roll -Snowball -Molly -X -Love Drug - Clarity

how is ecstasy used
How is Ecstasy Used?
  • Ecstasy is usually taken orally in a pill.
  • Ecstasy can also be injected; in that case, liquid ecstasy is used.
  • Ecstasy can be mixed with alcohol, but it is extremely dangerous.
access to ecstasy
Access to Ecstasy
  • Like other drugs, ecstasy can be purchased by going to dealers.
  • Since ecstasy is a “club drug” or a “party drug”, it can be smuggled into clubs and parties.
  • Since peer pressure is usually the reason of trying the drug, it can be accessed from peers.
what are the effects of ecstasy
What are the Effects of Ecstasy?
  • Short Term Effects

- Impaired Judgment

- Depression= Drug Cravings

- Sleep Problems

- Confusion

-Paranoia

- Teeth Clenching= Jaw Problems

Long Term Effects

- Brain damage

- Degenerated nerve branches

- Kidney failure

- Psychosis

- Hemorrhaging

- Memory loss

- Cardiovascular Collapse

is ecstasy addictive
Is Ecstasy Addictive?
  • Ecstasy is highly addictive.
  • Users feel the need to take even more pills after “coming down” from ecstasy.
  • Taking more than one at a time is called “bumping”
  • Like other stimulant drugs, people continue to take ecstasy, despite experiencing unpleasant effects.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Ecstasy is often promoted as a party drug or a club drug. Dealers will often say that ecstasy will help you fit in or that ecstasy isn’t harmful. They’re wrong.
  • Ecstasy is very harmful and can cause severe damage to your body.
  • Ecstasy will not help you fit in; instead, it will make you feel like an outcast.
  • Always make the right decisions and stay away from ecstasy.
sources
Sources

"Ecstasy Effects, Addiction & Substance Abuse Facts & Prevention: Foundation for a Drug Free World." Ecstasy Effects, Addiction & Substance Abuse Facts & Prevention: Foundation for a Drug Free World. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan.

2014.

www.drugfreeworld.org

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