Ecstasy effects, statistics, etc.

Essay by sab_iniJunior High, 9th gradeA-, September 2006

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Ecstasy (also known as MDMA) is a stimulant, hallucinogenic and illicit drug and is illegal in all the countries around the world. It is a drug, which comes in the form of a tablet and is taken orally. The effects of ecstasy are feeling:

- open about one's feelings

- disorientated

- relaxed

- dehidrated

- more energetic

- jaw clenching

- restlessness

- sweating

- lack of concentration

- loss of apetite

- nausia

- tingling sensations

- muscle cramping

- hallucinations

- anxiety

- paranoia

Some of the affects of an overdose with ecstasy include:

- heatstroke

- kidney failure

- muscle tension

- blurred vision

- vommiting

- chills

- sweating

- falling into a coma

- death

People take ecstasy mainly to have "a good night out". Some people get self concious when at night clubs or parties and because ecstasy makes the user relaxed and more confident, this could lead to more users of ecstasy.

Although this is a dangerous way of using MDMA because clubs are usualy full of people dancing, which means that the rooms would be hot and sweaty and if someone had taken an ecstasy tablet they could easily suffer from heatstroke, especially if no water had been consumed on the duration of the tablet's effects which can vary from 4 up to 14 hours depending on which type was taken. People have said that ecstasy is "very pleasant and highly controllable", although there are other reports saying how people had regretted doing the things they did while under the infulence of ecstasy. Prices of ecstasy vary from approximatly $30 to $80 around Australia, $8 to $40 in America and from 50p to £20 in Britan, whereas it only costs about $1 to make in Europe.

Ecstasy is not physically...