Monday, September 25th, 2017

Ecstasy Use


In the U.S ecstasy use became common throughout the early 1980s. Ecstasy rose to prominence as “Adam” in trendy and gay dance clubs. From there it spread to raves and clubs across the country. In 1985 the DEA classified ecstasy as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. In 2008 it was estimated that 10-25 million people had tried ecstasy at least once in the past year. Ecstasy is also known as MDMA, which is an acronym for the chemical make up of the drug. Ecstasy use is still prominent today and is a very dangerous drug to be addicted to.

Ecstasy use takes effect after 30 to 45 minutes, starting with little rushes of exhilaration. These are sometimes accompanied by feelings of nausea and disorientation. Some users also find their stomach starts churning. Others experience a mild panic, especially if they’re unfamiliar with the drug. Such negative effects don’t usually persist for long, though. The peak effects of ecstasy use are felt 60 to 90 minutes after ingestion and last for two to four hours, followed by a gradual comedown. Ecstasy use is psychologically addicting and the most common withdrawal of this addiction is depression.

Ecstasy is very dangerous and can cause an overdose. Those who overdose from ecstasy use usually experience overheating, panic attacks, faintness, severe dehydration and loss of consciousness. Ecstasy use raises your body temperature and makes you restless so the urge to cool off and move around intensifies and causes erratic behavior. Some people who have died from ecstasy have had body temps over 108 degrees. Another way people die is from ingesting fake ecstasy pills. They’re taking pills they believe are ecstasy and dying from poisoning.

Ecstasy use is not something to be taken lightly and the more knowledge you have about it the better. The intense effects of ecstasy use can make this drug addictive and very dangerous. While ecstasy use may not be as addictive as cocaine, heroin, or Xanax it is still very dangerous and has long lasting effects on the brain and body. Ecstasy use is usually recreational and not addictive in nature but it can be hard to stop using once used habitually. Ecstasy use can also leave long-term withdrawal effects that most people wont realize are the residual effects of ecstasy use.

Ecstasy use or any drug use is dangerous. If you choose to use any drugs please get the information first and if you need help stopping any drug use please seek help from a drug treatment center.