Ecstasy, illegal in almost every country around the world has been found to still be one of the biggest markets in the illegal drug industry. Ecstasy has a short history and is first found being used medically, until being using as an illegal drug. Ecstasy produces effects that are unique to the drug and also causes various side effects in the body. Over the years United States federal agencies have been trying to work on removing the ecstasy population. Controlling the flow of ecstasy requires an educated public and a well-trained federal agent.
Ecstasy was first discovered by Merck pharmaceuticals in 1912. Ecstasy is MDMA, or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It belongs to a family of drugs called “entactogens,” which literally means “touching within.” Other drugs in this category include MDA, MDE and MBDB. The drug may also go by E, pills, doves, MDMA, MDEA, and MDA etc. According to NIDA more than 676,000 people 12 and older admitted to taking this drug in 2003.
Ecstasy is a powerful stimulant and mood changer that speeds up your body system and alters your perception of the world. It can make you feel both uplifted and relaxed and feeling very happy, usually with an urge to dance. The effects of E vary considerably from one person to the next, depending on who you’re with, where you are and how you’re feeling at the time. Usually coming in the form of small pills selling at around $8 – $12, or more rarely as MDMA powder, the effects of E can be felt for anything up to 8 hours, although this time reduces considerably for regular users. Within 20 minutes to an hour after taking ecstasy, your heart may go into overdrive and you might feel a bit hot and sticky while your mouth goes dry. Sometimes, you’ll come up with a huge rush and possibly experience hallucinations.
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The most harmful side effects of ecstasy do not necessarily come from the MDMA but from other drugs that could be mixed in with the tablet. These drugs include caffeine, ephedrine, cocaine, PCP, DXM, speed and many other substances. For instance, high doses of DXM have contributed to numerous cases of rave-related heatstroke. Most of the deaths involved with ecstasy are as a result of heatstroke. While dancing, many people become dehydrated and their body temperature can reach levels higher than 104 degrees. Currently there are thousands of different types of pills that’s have logo’s or insignias to show what brand they are. Some common types are green Mercedes, red Volkswagens, and white stars. Pictures of the pills can be found on numerous websites