Facts about Ecstasy (MDMA—Methylenedioxmethamphetamine)

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  3. Facts about Ecstasy (MDMA—Methylenedioxmethamphetamine)
  • Street names are Adam, E, Essence, Hug Drug, Love Drug and X.
  • Originally developed as an appetite suppressant.
  • Is rarely used with alcohol. Users drink large amounts of water to prevent side effects.
  • A stimulant that has psychedelic effects that last between 4–6 hours.
  • Typically is a small colored pill with an imprint.
  • Reduces sexual inhibitions.
  • Can cause teeth grinding, sweating or chills, dehydration, and heart or kidney failure due to increased heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Can damage parts of the brain that are critical to thought and memory.
  • Common at all night dance parties known as "raves".
  • Users suck on pacifiers at raves to prevent teeth grinding.
  • Alters perceptions.
  • Users are drawn to lights, thus glow sticks are common at raves.
  • Suppresses the need to eat, drink or sleep.

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