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Ecstasy

Sadly, ecstasy is one of the most popular used drugs —especially among youth —today.  In fact, it is estimated that there are 9 million ecstasy users worldwide.  Although ecstasy is illegal, the young adults and teens who most often use the drug don’t recognize just how dangerous it is.  Mixed with alcohol, ecstasy becomes even more dangerous and can be deadly.

What exactly is ecstasy?  Wikipedia defines ecstasy as, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy, is a psychoactive drug used primarily as a recreational drug. The desired recreational effects include increased empathy, euphoria, and heightened sensations.  When taken by mouth, effects begin after 30–45 minutes and last 3–6 hours.  As of 2017, MDMA has no approved medical uses” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDMA).

Ecstasy is most often associated with parties.  The harm caused from ecstasy has become so widespread that emergency room incidents have skyrocketed more than 1,200 percent recently.  So, you may want to ask yourself, when it seems like a fun thing to do at an all night rave—is the “club drug” ecstasy really worth it? Definitely not.

sources: drugfreeworld.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDMA