Ecstasy is a typical party drug
Aimed at a music night market and also to weekend festivals. Sleep is literally driven out of the body. Ecstasy is available as pills, in various colours and shapes, sometimes capsules or powders. If you have the real Ecstasy, it contains MDMA (3,4-methyleendioxymethylamfetamine). It goes under a variety of street names, a common one in South Africa was “Mercedes” as the pills had the merc symbol on them. This particular batch was deadly, as the users did not know what the ingredients actually were.
Ecstasy stimulates the release of certain substances, endorphins in the brain, which changes your mood, lowers your inhibitions and increases your energy level. MDMA or Ecstacy can cause a temporary happy, cheerful, bright and lovely feeling – it can also cause feelings of loneliness, psychosis and insecurity. There is confusion and a difference in the perception and experience of music and colour, a need for intimacy and contact, a sense of loss or belonging and a feeling of good or bad which are not real, that the drug reinforces and accentuates.
Because inhibitions are lowered and can be manipulated for a few hours, the world can seem seems a lot better and easier. These inherent dangers of Ecstasy start about half an hour to one hour after ingestion and can last for two and up to eight hours. In young, slender women and men, the effect is stronger- body mass makes a difference. also as you never really know what exactly is in your ecstasy pill, the dangers of overdose or poisoning your system with alternate drugs in Ecstasy are quite high.
Dangers and risks of Ecstasy
The dangers of Ecstasy include the following:
- Dry mouth and throat;
- stiff feeling in the jaws and limbs;
- gnashing of teeth and chewing on tongue and cheek;
- increased body temperature and heart rate;
- sweating and dangerous overheating;
- vomiting at times;
- loss of coordination;
- panic attacks;
- liver inflammation and liver failure;
- visual hallucinations;
- memory loss;
- impaired concentration;
- water intoxication and sexual failure.
The following days recovering from the drug effects are just as challenging:
- moody nature;
- sleep disorders;
- anxiety and susceptibility to infections.
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