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  • 1. Methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
  • 2.
    • Street Names: Adam, XTC, E, X, Roll
    • Ecstasy is classified as a stimulant because it increases heart rate and blood pressure.
    • Ecstasy is mainly used at raves and clubs to allow the user to dance or do other activities for an extended period of time.
    • Ecstasy is sold in brands to distinguish quality and results.
  • 3.
    • Ecstasy is obtained at clubs and raves. It generally originates from Western Europe.
    • Usually Ecstasy is taken orally in pill or tablet form.
  • 4.
    • Ecstasy produces an enhanced sense of self confidence and energy, and enhances the user’s mood.
    • Vision
    • Nausea
    • Increases in heart rate
    • Involuntary teeth clenching
    • Sever dehydration, exhaustion, and hypothermia. (from dancing)
    • Repeated abuse of Ecstasy can lead to damaging the cells that create serotonin, which regulates mood, appetite, pain, learning and memory.
    Seizures
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • MDMA affects neurons that use Serotonin to “talk” to other neurons.
    • MDMA connects to the serotonin transporter, which removes serotonin from the synapse when the signal between neurons needs to end.
    • MDMA also causes over release of serotonin and has similar effects on neurons containing dopamine & norepinephrine.
    • Ecstasy relates a person to society by improving their self image. It makes them feel in harmony with other users and community members at the place they are on the drug.
  • 7.
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Paranoia
    • Sleep Problems
    • Confusion
    Treatable by psycho therapy
  • 8.
    • About 5.5% of 19-22 year-olds surveyed had used Ecstasy in the previous year.
    • Ecstasy-related emergency room incidents increased nationwide from 250 in 1994, to 637 in 1997, to 1,142 in 1998, to 2,850 in 1999.
    • In 2000, approximately 6.4 million people had tried Ecstasy at least once in their lifetime. This is more than the the estimated 5.1 million lifetime users in 1999.
  • 9. Works Cited
    • "Ecstasy Addiction | Effects of Ecstasy |
    • Ecstasy Facts.&quot; Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Information . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.drugfree.org/portal/drug_guide/Ecstasy>
    • &quot;Ecstasy information.&quot; Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment Alcohol Rehabilitation . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.usnodrugs.com/ecstasy.htm>.
    • &quot;Ecstasy Statistics.&quot; Ecstasy presented by ecstasy. ws . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.ecstasy.ws/e-statistics.htm>.
  • 10. Works Cited Continued
    • “ NIDA InfoFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy&quot; National Institute on Drug Abuse . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.nida.nih.gov/InfoFacts/ecstasy.html>
    • &quot;Ecstasy.&quot; Partnership for a Drug-Free America . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/drug_guide/Ecstasy>.