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Ecstasy is a designer drug which is popular
at "raves", extended dance parties featuring
electronic music and high tech light shows.
Raves are usually held in unsupervised
locations such as abandoned warehouses, but
can take place in nightclubs. Up to several
thousand people, usually teens, attend these
raves which can last two to three days.
Ecstasy suppresses the need to sleep and eat
to help party goers last longer; however,
ravers sometime experience dehydration or
No everyone who attends raves takes drugs
and/or ecstasy, but many do. Most are
approached by someone offering the drug and
will tell potential users that ecstasy is
safe, virtually harmless. They may say that
ecstasy makes one calm, heightens
perceptions and will make the person feel
happier. And for a short while, they might.
Ecstasy tends to break down the barriers
allowing users to be braver than normal and
interact with other individual. Prudent
wouldn't necessarily be in one's vocabulary.
Inhibitions are lost and a sense of
empowerment replaced. A heightened sense of
sensitivity to pleasure and feelings of
intimacy result in a craving for touch.
Acts one wouldn't normally take part in are
then embarked upon; and therefore regret and
shame may pursue an evening of "free
Ecstasy is a hallucinogen (a drug that acts
on the mind to cause people to see or feel
things that aren't really there).
Hallucinogens are some of the most dangerous
drugs. Ecstasy can cause a dangerous
increase in body temperature that can make a
person's heart stop working as well as
damaging cells in the brain. Ecstasy users
can also have problems with their memory.
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News related ecstasy stories are included on
this website as an additional resource to
help keep informed on the latest research &
discoveries and trends regarding this
popular street drug. Links to the original
source can be found on each story. Ecstasy (MDMA)
is one of the most popular drugs among young
people today. It is estimated that more than
2.8 million teenagers have tried the drug
once and may go on using it despite the
known dangers of taking it.
There are a number of street names for the
synthetic, psychoactive drug, ecstasy.
In fact, the name ecstasy itself is a street
name for MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine;
however, there are dozens of more slang
terms to be aware of. Click here for
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