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Ecstasy (MDMA)

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Method Administered
What does it look like?
Symptoms of Withdraw
Street Names
* X, E, or XTC
* Adam
* Beans
* Candy
* Dancing Shoes
* Disco Biscuits
* Doves
* E-bomb
* Egg Rolls
* Happy Pill
* Hug Drug
* Love Drug
* Malcolm (or Malcolm X)
* Molly
* Scooby Snacks
* Smartees
* Sweets
* Skittles
* Thizz
* Vitamin E or Vitamin X
* Vowels
Short Term side effects
Long term side effects
Ecstasy (MDMA)
Stimulant
Type Of Drug

Medical Uses
No approved medical use in the United States.
Ecstasy is usually swallowed in pill form, but can also be crushed and snorted, injected, or used in suppository form.
Ecstasy comes in a tablet form and it usually has some logo on it. It comes in more than one color
* Muscle tension
* Heightened senses
* Hallucinations
* Euphoria
* Empathy for others/emotional warmth
* Anxiety or paranoia
* Involuntary teeth or jaw clenching
* Nausea
* Extreme relaxation
* Severe dehydration (especially when mixed with alcohol)
* Heat exhaustion
* Increased body temperature up to 108 degrees (especially when dancing)
* Increased blood pressure, breathing rate, and heart rate
* Faintness
* Chills or sweating
* Blurred vision or nystagmus - rapid quivering of the pupils (while the user is feeling peak effects)
Long-lasting brain damage affecting thought and memory
Damage to portions of the brain that regulate critical functions such as learning, sleep and emotion
It is as if the brain switchboard was torn apart, then rewired backwards
Degenerated nerve branches and nerve endings
Depression, anxiety, memory loss
Kidney failure
Hemorrhaging
Psychosis
Cardiovascular1 collapse
Convulsions
Death

Symptoms of overdose
Addictiveness
Illegal
Panic attacks
Sleeplessness
De-personalization
De-realization
Anxiety
Depression
Agitation
Psychosis
Paranoid delusions
Headache
Blurred vision
Chest pain
Dry mouth
Nausea, vomiting
Abdominal cramping
Urinary retention
Sexual dysfunction
High blood pressure
Panic attacks
Feeling faint
Loss of consciousness
Increased body temperature
Seizures
Stiffening of muscles
Insomnia
Depression
Paranoia

Very Addictive
Legality
Consequence for using or distributing
Fines and or jail time

treatment for Ecstsy addiction
There are no drug treatments for addiction to ecstasy, so cognitive-behavioral therapy is commonly used to help manage the psychological effects of the drug after detoxification. For information on how to help an Ecstasy addict, contact our helpful 24-hour hotline at (800) 943-0566.
Myths about Ecstasy


Colour/appearance of a pill is indicative of its contents.

Status: Untrue

The colour/appearance of the pill means absolutely nothing. A quick search on ecstasydata.org would turn up many pills of different appearances with the same contents; or with the same appearance, but different contents.



Don’t have sex while you’re rolling, you’ll never enjoy normal sex again.

Status: Myth

Supposedly sex on MDMA is so good that normal sex can never compare. This is false. Many people don’t particularly like sex while on MDMA. Many men find it hard to achieve an erection, and almost everyone has difficulty (or inability) reaching orgasm. Sex for them is much better while sober. Even those who do enjoy the sex do not report feeling dissatisfied with sober sex.



Ecstasy burns holes in your brain.

Status: Untrue

Source: Oprah; MTV's Special on Ecstasy, 11/28/2000.

Rebuttal: Rick Doblin, PhD – see http://www.maps.org/media/mtvclarify.html
MTV presented a brain scan of a woman named Lynn Smith, who had consumed a large amount of MDMA. This brain scan was described as showing ‘holes in her brain’, similar to the brain of an elderly woman who had had many strokes. However, the scan actually measures the amount of blood flow in the brain. The ‘holes’ merely demonstrate a lower blood flow in some regions of her brain. These lower figures are relative, not absolute – they are lower relative to her own brain, not to anyone else’s. Not to a “normal” standard. In other words, you could scan anyone’s brain and get the same results, if you wanted to.

Another study, which used more sophisticated techniques to compare MDMA users and non-users, found no significant difference in brain blood flow between the two groups.



Ecstasy contains crushed glass

Status: Untrue

Source: various, including Time Out and Mix Mag (UK magazines).

No pills have ever been tested and shown to contain glass. A search on ecstasydata.org would confirm this. When the root source for this claim was tracked down, it turned out to be a dodgy and self proclaimed manufacturer who produced zero evidence to support his claim.



Ecstasy contains heroin

Status: Basically a myth

There have only been one or two pills that tested positive for heroin. A search on ecstasydata.org would confirm this. If someone says they felt ‘smacky’, and blames this on heroin in the pill, they are mistaken. MDMA, particularly in large doses, can "sit you on your ass".



Ecstasy contains LSD

Status: Untrue

A search on ecstasydata.org returns no hits for LSD. This suggests that, if LSD is ever found in pills, it is found very rarely. Hallucinations are possible on high doses of MDMA. However, major hallucinations are more likely to be due to the presence of some adulterant in the pill – MDA is a strong possibility.



Ecstasy contains mescaline

Status: Untrue

No pills have ever been tested and shown to contain mescaline. A search on ecstasydata.org would confirm this.
Mescaline is incredibly hard to get hold of – there is absolutely no way that someone would waste it by selling it as Ecstasy. If someone had mescaline, they would sell it to people who wanted to buy mescaline. Furthermore, an active dose of mescaline would not fit in a pill.



Ecstasy contains rat poison

Status : Almost a myth

Source : Various, including Time Out and Mixmag.

One pill in Holland was tested and found to contain rat poison, although this was probably a result of contamination. Reports that large numbers of pills have been found with rat poison in them are a myth. The root source for this myth was the same as for the crushed glass myth.



Colour/appearance of a pill is indicative of its contents.


The colour/appearance of the pill means absolutely nothing. A quick search on ecstasydata.org would turn up many pills of different appearances with the same contents; or with the same appearance, but different contents.



Don’t have sex while you’re rolling, you’ll never enjoy normal sex again.

Supposedly sex on MDMA is so good that normal sex can never compare. This is false. Many people don’t particularly like sex while on MDMA. Many men find it hard to achieve an erection, and almost everyone has difficulty (or inability) reaching orgasm. Sex for them is much better while sober. Even those who do enjoy the sex do not report feeling dissatisfied with sober sex.




Sources
http://www.bluelight.ru/vb/threads/309463-Ecstasy-(MDMA)-Myths-FAQ
http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/ecstasy-addiction.html
Plus others
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