Ecstasy, also known as a href=”https://nida.nih.gov/publications/research-reports/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/what-mdma”>MDMA or by street names like Molly, XTC, and E, is a synthetic drug I, indicating a high potential for misuse and no accepted medical use. It’s commonly consumed in pill, tablet, or capsule form and is popular at parties, raves, and social events for its energizing and empathetic effects.
Effects of Ecstasy Use
The effects of MDMA usually kick in within 30–45 minutes and can last 3 to 6 hours. Users experience heightened emotions, energy, and increased sociability. However, ecstasy can also lead to adverse side effects, including nausea, headaches, dry mouth, and anxiety. In crowded environments, overheating and dehydration are risks.
Additional Dangers of Ecstasy Use
One significant danger of ecstasy is the risk of unknowingly ingesting other substances commonly found in illicit pills. These substances can range from methamphetamine to synthetic cathinones. Recent concerns include the supply of eutylone, which can be sold as MDMA and may involve risks like overdose or complications due to unintended ingestion.
While MDMA addiction doesn’t always follow clear patterns, it can lead to problematic use. Regular use can result in brain changes associated with substance use disorders. Although there isn’t a clear withdrawal syndrome, some users report feeling fatigued and down after use.
Symptoms of MDMA Addiction
Healthcare professionals use the DSM-5 to diagnose substance use disorders. Signs of MDMA addiction include:
- Using it in larger amounts or for longer than intended
- Spending excessive time obtaining or using the drug
- Neglecting responsibilities
- Conflicts with others
Ecstasy Addiction Treatment and Rehab
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