What Is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy Pills
Ecstasy Pills

Ecstasy, also known as MDMA or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine was originally used by psychiatrists as a therapudic drug in couples therapies. The main reaction from ecstasy is the release of the brain chemical serotonin. Serotonin is responsible for elevated moods, and acts as a short term anti-depressant. Ecstasy takes about 20 to 40 minutes to take effect, and usually comes in waves; which is why taking ecstasy is sometimes called rolling. Many people report the experience to be very pleasant and feel in control, even at peak effect they can deal with important situations.

Most users of ecstasy report strong and more intense feelings, especially the feeling of accepting others, emotional warmth, and increased self acceptance.

What Are The Effects?

  • Euphoria
  • Decreased hostility and insecurity
  • Feelings of empathy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased heart rate and body temperature

Signs of Over Doses

What Is The Dosage?

  • A typical dose is one pill, which has been reported to last 3-5 hours in most users.

Safer Usage Tips

  • Drink plenty of fluids, ecstasy increases your body temperature, which causes you to sweat more.

What Else Should I Know?

  • Ecstasy pills usually contain other drugs other than MDMA
  • Pills can vary in strength, ranging anything from very weak, to very strong.
  • While ecstasy is not physically addictive, but may be emotinally addictive.
  • Some users report a feeling depression or unstable emotions in the days after using e. This usually subsides within a few days.
  • In the United States and many other countries, ecstasy is illegal, and posession can result in prison terms.

Additional Resources

  • MDMA [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylenedioxymethamphetamine]
  • Ecstasy [http://www.dancesafe.org/documents/druginfo/ecstasy.php]

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