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E C S T A S Y

  1. 1. ECSTASY Audrey Harroun & Shaun Hoagland
  2. 2. Schedule: <ul><li>Ecstasy is in Schedule I. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no recognized medical uses. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Effects of Ecstasy <ul><li>Within thirty minutes after popping an Ecstasy pill, the user will start to feel its initial euphoric effects that can last as long as six hours. Unfortunately, for the user, there are soon other side effects to Ecstasy that manifest themselves. Paranoia, problems sleeping, nausea, vision impairment and symptoms like fever, sweating and chills that some might liken to influenza can also be experienced. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Withdrawal Symptoms <ul><li>Sleeplessness </li></ul><ul><li>De-personalization </li></ul><ul><li>De-realization </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Agitation </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoid Delusions </li></ul><ul><li>Panic Attacks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Common Names <ul><li>“ MDMA” </li></ul><ul><li>“ E” </li></ul><ul><li>“ XTC’ </li></ul><ul><li>Adam </li></ul><ul><li>Hug </li></ul><ul><li>Beans </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Lover’s Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Love Drug </li></ul>
  6. 6. Psychological and Physical Dependence <ul><li>In some users, ecstasy may create a psychological dependence. As far as Physical dependence is concerned, the experts’ opinions vary. Since most users take ecstasy only occasionally, the dependence is not very pronounced. Very few cases of ecstasy-specific dependence have been reported in the literature. Most of the problems caused by ecstasy arise after people take large doses over a short period of time (in the course of a single day or evening). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where is Ecstasy derived from? <ul><li>MDMA, also known as Ecstasy - chemical name (3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), is a synthetic, psychoactive drug possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. MDMA possesses chemical variations of the stimulant amphetamine or methamphetamine and a hallucinogen, most often mescaline. MDMA is a &quot;mood elevator&quot; that produces a relaxed, euphoric state. </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy was first produced in 1913 by a German company possibly to be used as an appetite suppressant. MDMA has no approved medical use in the U.S. It was originally intended as a weight-loss (anorectic) drug, but because of its side-effects MDMA was never marketed. Chemically, it is an analogue of MDA, a drug that was popular in the 1960s. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Methods of taking Ecstasy <ul><li>Chew </li></ul><ul><li>Snort </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Inject </li></ul><ul><li>Swallow </li></ul>
  9. 9. Penalties 10 years in prison 41 months in prison 8,000 pills (2,000 grams) 5 years in prison 15 months in prison 800 pills (200 grams) New Penalty Current Penalty Amount of Ecstasy Penalties for Ecstasy Trafficking
  10. 10. Medical Uses <ul><li>The US Government currently classifies ecstasy as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it has no medical uses. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Color Test <ul><li>EZ Test is a quick and simple test kit for ecstasy that can tell you whether a pill contains Ecstasy or other substances. EZ Test is an effective tool in identifying adulterants and other possibly dangerous substances often found in street drugs and provides you with measures against unwanted </li></ul><ul><li>effects </li></ul>
  12. 12. Facts About Ecstasy <ul><li>Many times Ecstasy is not pure and may be adulterated with additional drugs such as mescaline, methamphetamine, codeine, DXM, and PMA, which in turn can cause overdose & death. </li></ul><ul><li>Effects occur 20-40 minutes after taking a tablet </li></ul><ul><li>Effects subside after 3-5 hours </li></ul><ul><li>A normal dosage is 100-125 mg. </li></ul><ul><li>If taken too frequently, MDMA can lose its effects </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources <ul><li>http/www.cqld.ca/cqld_en/livre/en/11-ecstasy.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/e/ecstasy_withdrawal/symptoms.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.drugalcohol-rehab.com/ecstasy-facts.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/drug-possession-and-use/Ecstasy-mdma-pills-laws.htm </li></ul>

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