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Ecstasy is one of the most widely abused “club drug” in the United States. Its users are typically younger adults, college age, although the drug does not discriminate on age. Ecstasy’s abbreviated street names are “E” or “X”, its chemical name is MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Ecstasy is listed in the phenethylamine and amphertamine class of drugs as an entactogenic. This man made drug typically comes in capsule of tablet from, that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.
Ecstasy directly affects serotonin in the brain, controlling the persons mood. Its Users are attracted to the effects Ecstasy has on there mental state, it is reported to induce euphoria, diminish anxiety giving inner peace and self acceptance. It is also known as a “sex drug”, increasing sexual arousal and pleasure, giving a sense of intimacy and love with others. Many users will take ecstasy along side other drugs such as alcohol, marijuana and cocaine as a way to heighten the effects. Ecstasy is very popular in the club and rave scene because of its affordability and effects.
Easily addictive many users do not intend chronic use of Ecstasy “it just happens”, resulting in addiction requiring the services of a rehabilitation center. The more often the drug is taken a tolerance develops, the user will find themselves taking larger doses to receive the same effects. In a survey of young adults, 43% of ecstasy users meant the diagnostic criteria for dependence, these users continued use of ecstasy despite the knowledge of psychological or physical health risks. Ecstasy drug abuse is not just limited to the united states, high rates of ecstasy use among young adults have been reported in other countries.
Ecstasy can be dangerous to the users overall health, some some occasions it is fatal. Ecstasy is known to increase heart rate and blood pressure, muscle tension, nausea, blurred vision, chills, excessive sweating, faintness and involuntary teeth clenching. Ecstasy when used in high doses is can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate temperature, resulting in hypothermia affecting the liver, kidneys, and cardiovascular system causing failure, even causing death. Ecstasy is commonly mixed with other drugs with their own potential dangers. Ecstasy at times has trouble breaking down, once the effect of the drug is gone within a few hours of ingestion the user will take another with out knowing the drug it still in their system, resulting in unintentional over dose.
Users of Ecstasy need to seek help, before it’s too late.
Many Ecstasy users seeking help for their addiction or who have gotten to the point of trying to stop use on their own will experience withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, depression, loss of appetite and trouble concentrating. Entering into a rehabilitation center will allow you the opportunity to go threw a detoxification process with the support of approved medication, under the supervision of a doctor, that will lower if not removed the withdrawal symptoms. Counseling will be offered to help you get to the rout of the addiction and any other health services that might be needed. In a relaxed environment you will be given the support to overcome your addiction to ecstasy. It is easy to get in contact with a rehabilitation center in your area and start on the road to recovery.