Short Term Effects Of Ecstasy

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Ecstasy Ecstasy is a synthetic drug that produces both stimulation and hallucinatory effects. There are many other names for ecstasy used out on the streets, for example: XTC, hug, beans, and love drug. It is an illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic, producing an energizing effect, as well as distortions in time and perception. Ecstasy affects the brain by increasing the activity of at least 3 neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine. It causes these neurotransmitters to be released from their storage sites, which results in increased neurotransmitter activity. Serotonin is important in the regulation of mood, sleep, pain, emotion appetite and other behaviors. This is what causes the mood elevating effects…show more content…
This may be followed by feelings of peacefulness, acceptance and empathy, feelings of closeness with others and a desire to touch others. Teeth clenching, a loss of inhibitions, nausea, and blurred vision are also some short-term effects of this drug. On the long run however, it gets worse. There may be a disruption or interfere with memory, and it may damage the cells that produce serotonin (regulation of mood, appetite, pain, learning). There are many ways to determine whether someone is taking this drug, physically, there is a sharp increase in body temperature, their liver, kidneys and cardiovascular systems fail, they have an increase in heart rate and or blood pressure, and they are more prone to heart disease. You may also notice they are involuntarily clenching their teeth, they have nausea, blurred vision, and or they are sweating a lot. This drug does not only affect your body physically but psychologically as well, confusion, depression, sleep problems drug craving, and severe anxiety are only a handful of problems you may want to consider before taking part in consuming this drug. This drug may be used a lot for the fun of feeling free and high but when you look at the side effects, the “cons” out weigh the “pros”. It is simply not worth a few hours of fun if it will affect your life negatively for more time then it took you to consume

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