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Monday, 11 June 2018
Ecstasy is an illegal, synthetic drug of abuse that usually is consumed in pill, tablet, or capsule form. The drug is somewhat unique amongst the illicit drugs of abuse in that it has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. Ecstasy's stimulant properties will provide a boost of energy and alertness while the hallucinogenic effects will trigger sensations of distorted reality.
Ecstasy is known by many names, such as:
- · Molly
- · E
- · X
- · XTC
- · Beans
- · Adam
Though the drug may be called different names, the chemical 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is what creates the effects of the drug.
Since ecstasy is illegal and has no current medically approved uses, the drug is typically manufactured in laboratories overseas and in Canada before being smuggled into the US. Makers of the drug often make tablets that look like candies in the likeness of cartoon characters to create more interest from users seeking that specific design.
Effects of Ecstasy Abuse
Ecstasy triggers reactions from several brain chemicals to produce its range of effects. The chemicals can influence a number of feelings and emotions, such as pleasure, love, and trust. They also help to regulate body functions like sleep and hunger.
With ecstasy, the brain chemical most involved is the neurotransmitter serotonin. Researchers believe that ecstasy creates a flood of serotonin in the brain that mediates many of the pleasurable effects. When someone ends ecstasy use, they may find it difficult to achieve the same level of happiness because the brain has depleted its serotonin supply. This depletion triggers:
- · Depression.
- · Insomnia.
- · Poor memory.
- · Worry.
- · Confusion.
- · Increased desire for the drug.
Ecstasy Abuse Treatment
As mentioned, once someone ends use of ecstasy, they will experience several unwanted symptoms. Treatment is helpful to maintain abstinence from the drug, avoid drug substitution, and improve the user’s mental health as depression and anxiety are likely.
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Thursday, 7 June 2018
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