Ecstasy

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.