MDMA is also referred to as Ecstasy, and on the “street” is known as XTC, Go, X, Adam, and Hug Drug.
It is commonly found in tablet form; the individual tablets are imprinted with a graphic design, logo, or numbers. Individual tablets contain 100 mg of MDMA.
The most common use of ecstasy is through ingesting the tablet form. The tablets are also crushed to be snorted, liquified for injection, and are also used in suppository form.
This Is Also Known As A Club Drug
Ecstasy is considered one of the club drugs. It is found and abused in nightclubs, raves, and in acid houses. Ecstasy has euphoric, energizing, and hallucinogen type qualities that many use to enhance their party experience.
Sometimes ecstasy is referred to as a harmless party drug; however, this is not true. Ecstasy has detrimental physical and emotional effects upon the user; a user can build up a tolerance, and addiction is possible.
Ecstasy is also referred to as a date rape drug. The drug has no color or taste if added to a beverage or food items making it fairly easy to slip into someone’s drink without them knowing. The unsuspecting victim may become disoriented and vulnerable to sexual assault. The victim may not even remember the assault.
Ecstasy is primarily produced in Europe. It costs very little to manufacture in Europe, but street value in the United States can be up to $40.
An ecstasy user can experience appetite suppression, increased happiness or good feeling, and increased energy. Many users of ecstasy do not eat or sleep while using the drug. This is part of the allure, especially during the nightclub or rave scene. Users dance all night and can experience strange effects while partying.
Overdose Is Highly Possible
Users can also experience severe dehydration, heat stroke, and acting and participating in dangerous behavior. An overdose can happen and is characterized by rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, faintness, cramping, panic attacks, loss of conscience, and seizures. Long term physical effects can develop such as kidney and cardiovascular system failure, memory loss, and even death.
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