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Ecstasy (3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine, or MDMA) is a drug that is illegally made.
Ecstasy is a stimulant drug that can cause hallucinations. It is known as a designer drug because it was created for the purpose of making someone feel high. The drug is popular with teens and young adults who go to clubs, concerts, or “rave” parties.
Users think the drug will make them feel good and keep them going for days without rest. But people who use Ecstasy don’t realize how dangerous this drug is.
Ecstasy has become one of the most common illegal drugs sold on the streets. In the last few years, Ecstasy has sent many people to emergency rooms because of its dangerous side effects.
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Ecstasy can be swallowed (pill or tablet) or snorted (powder).
Ecstasy is both a hallucinogenic and a stimulant drug. It makes users experience a rush of good feelings (a high) and makes feelings much more intense, whether they’re good or bad. The drug’s effects usually last up to 6 hours.
Ecstasy increases heart rate and can cause dry mouth, clenched teeth, blurred vision, chills, sweating, or nausea. It can make some users feel anxious, confused, and paranoid, like someone is trying to hurt them or is plotting against them. Ecstasy may damage brain cells that are involved in thinking and memory.
If a person takes Ecstasy, his or her body can dangerously overheat during dancing or other physical activities, which can lead to muscle breakdown; kidney, liver, and heart damage; and even death. Ecstasy use can cause seizures, brain swelling, possible brain damage, and even death.
Knowing what drugs are out there, what they can do, and how they can affect someone is the first step in raising drug-free kids.
Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person’s body works. Some drugs help you feel better, but drugs also can harm you. Learn more in this article for kids.
GHB, gamma hydroxybutyrate, is a popular club and date rape drug that can be deadly.
Just as you inoculate your kids against illnesses like measles, you can help “immunize” them against drug use by giving them the facts now.
Find out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction – from recognizing the warning signs to suggestions to help you stay clean.
It’s not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone’s doing them or wanting you to do them. But there are downsides (and dangers)Â to taking drugs.
Did you ever feel like another kid was trying to get you to do something you didn’t want to do? If so, you’ve felt peer pressure. Find out more in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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