What is it?
Ecstasy, which is derived from speed and methampethamine, can be found in
capsule, tablet, powder or liquid forms.
How is it used?
Ecstasy can be swallowed, snorted, injected or smoked.
How does it affect you?
Ecstasy, is a synthetic or "designer" drug that acts simultaneously as
a stimulant and a hallucinogen, according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free
America. Ecstasy produces hallucinogenic effects and can affect mood, sleeping
and eating habits, thinking processes, aggressive behavior, sexual function, and
sensitivity to pain, according to PDFA. The drug can also increase your blood
pressure and heart rate. Users who take Ecstasy at raves risk exhaustion and
dehydration from a combination of the drug and non-stop dancing, and users have
died from heat stroke, according to PDFA.
Information on drugs facts come from a number
of sources, primarily the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Partnership
For A Drug-Free America.