(Ecstasy)  Methylenedioxymethamphetamine By: Khalid Murad Brian Chen
What is Ecstasy? <ul><li>a Synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine  </li>...
How is Ecstasy (MDMA) abused <ul><li>taken orally by tablet or capsule </li></ul><ul><li>affects a border range of ethnic ...
How does ecstasy affect the brain? <ul><li>affects the serotonin system. </li></ul><ul><li>It can produce confusion. Depre...
What other adverse effects does MDMA have on health? <ul><li>Increase in heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Blood pressure </li>...
Addictive Potential <ul><li>Young and adolescent users </li></ul><ul><li>43% of people met addictive criteria </li></ul><u...
What treatment options exist? <ul><li>Cognitive-behavioral interventions </li></ul><ul><li>No pharmacological treatments  ...
Conclusion <ul><li>a Synthetic, psychoactive drug </li></ul><ul><li>taken orally by tablet or capsule </li></ul><ul><li>af...
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  1. 1. (Ecstasy) Methylenedioxymethamphetamine By: Khalid Murad Brian Chen
  2. 2. What is Ecstasy? <ul><li>a Synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine </li></ul>
  3. 3. How is Ecstasy (MDMA) abused <ul><li>taken orally by tablet or capsule </li></ul><ul><li>affects a border range of ethnic groups </li></ul><ul><li>part of a multiple-drug experience that includes marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine, and other illegal substances </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does ecstasy affect the brain? <ul><li>affects the serotonin system. </li></ul><ul><li>It can produce confusion. Depression, sleep problems, drug craving and severe anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>It can change your mood, aggression, sexual activity, sleep, and sensitivity to pain </li></ul>
  5. 5. What other adverse effects does MDMA have on health? <ul><li>Increase in heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in body temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Circulatory problems </li></ul><ul><li>Blurred vision </li></ul><ul><li>Chills and sweating </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul>
  6. 6. Addictive Potential <ul><li>Young and adolescent users </li></ul><ul><li>43% of people met addictive criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal caused fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Trouble concentrating </li></ul>
  7. 7. What treatment options exist? <ul><li>Cognitive-behavioral interventions </li></ul><ul><li>No pharmacological treatments </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabs </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery support groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>a Synthetic, psychoactive drug </li></ul><ul><li>taken orally by tablet or capsule </li></ul><ul><li>affects the serotonin system </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>No pharmacological treatments </li></ul>

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