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Dangers of Ecstasy Abuse


Ecstacy or MDMA was first synthesized in 1912 by Merck pharmaceutical company. At the time, Merck was interested in developing substances that would stop abnormal bleeding. MDMA was being used recreationally in the United States by 1970. In the late 1980s MDMA, known by that time as “ecstasy”, it began to be widely used in the UK and other parts of the world.

MDMA is an entactogenic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes of drugs. MDMA has become widely known as “ecstasy” (shortened to “E”, “X”, or “XTC”). Ecstasy is a stimulant synthetic type of drug that is frequently used at night spots, discotheque or clubs. It is also known as; Butterfly, AK 47, Dolphin, Pink Lady, Green Apple etc.

Adverse impact Ecstasy Pills

Drugs certainly will not be a danger to our health or mental balance, including methamphetamine is. It will make a person would be nausea, lockjaw and even the bodies of uncertainty, sometimes hot and sometimes cold.

The physical effect can be seen when one takes a pill ecstasy or methamphetamine is mouth will become drier. If you regularly pick it up, it will make your body become more shrinkage as loss of appetite.

Frequency will also make taking the body temperature and blood pressure rise sharply. In fact, it would result in a person not being able to know their own body signals. It worse if taken in excess can cause death.

The effect of taking Ecstasy through 3 phases:

• Initially : users find it unreasonable quickly
• The middle : users feel happy, fun and quiet
• The final stage : the user feel fatigue, depression, fear, anxiety, irritable, lack of concentration, sleep problems and feeling of insecurity.

Effects of Excessive Dos Ecstasy

At higher doses the effect of Ecstasy is not that much fun but instead lead to vomiting, a feeling of floating, odd behavior, confronting delusions and convulsions. High doses cause body temperature and blood pressure to rise higher as the heartbeat becomes more toned up can lead to death. This effect is more dangerous for those who are indeed faced with heart or respiratory problems, those with depression and other psychological problems.

Ecstasy use is harmful to health because:

i. Suspension of psychology in which a person finds it difficult to stop or reduce the use of Ecstasy.
ii. Ecstasy damages the brain and nervous system of a person.
iii. Ecstasy damages the heart and cause heart beat faster and increases uncertainty, and increased blood pressure.
iv. Ecstasy cause kidney damage. Ecstasy increases body temperature and water loss from the body that much, cause kidney failure and ultimately death.
v. Blood clotting disorder caused by Ecstasy can cause internal bleeding and death.
vi. Ecstasy can harm the baby in the womb and cause miscarriages in pregnant women.
vii. Ecstasy can cause road accidents as the user experiencing blurred vision and vision while driving.
viii. Harmful to sexual exploitation and sex – Teen girls especially under the influence of Ecstasy to be exposed to the danger of sexual exploitation and unsafe types of relationships that can lead to HIV infection, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases.
ix. Ecstasy also pose a social problem because it affects relationships with family and others. Condition that users are always anxious and uncertain also worsen its relations with others.


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