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Ecstasy

Definition:

Ecstasy is a stimulant drug made from different chemicals. It is also known as MDMA (MethyleneDioxyMethAmphetamine).

Ecstasy is often “cut” with other substances to dilute it and make it go further.

Because it is made from a range of different chemicals, ecstasy is often a stimulant and a hallucinogen.

As a stimulant drug, ecstasy speeds up the body’s functions. As a hallucinogen, ecstasy can cause the user to see, hear, feel, smell or experience things that do not exist.

Ecstasy usually comes in the form of small tablets, but can can also come in a powder form.

Other nicknames for ecstasy include: e, eccy, pills, pingers, molly.

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Effects:

The list of effects on this website are not definitive or exhaustive. 

The  effects of ecstasy can include:

  • faster heart rate
  • acting out of character, doing things you might not normally do or may regret
  • high blood pressure
  • increased temperature and sweating
  • dehydration
  • feeling like you need to drink large amounts of water (which in unecessary, large amounts can cause harm or even death)
  • teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching
  • nausea
  • feeling more affectionate than normal
  • increased sex drive
  • anxiousness
  • paranoia
  • seeing, hearing, smelling or feeling things that aren’t really there
  • dependence
  • seizures
  • vomiting
  • complications which can lead death

Drug use can have a range of social consequences and can have impact not only on an individual, but also their relationships and their work or study. Drug use can cause financial issues, family problems and can also have legal consequences.

If you are concerned about your own or another person’s drug use we encourage you to seek professional help and assistance.

There are always risks associated with drug use. No use at all is the safest option.

Further information and support:

If you suspect an overdose call triple zero (000) immediately.

In an emergency or crisis situation always call triple zero (000) for police, fire and ambulance and follow instructions.

  • Visit the Your Room website for more information about ecstasy effects, risks, support services and other information
  • Visit our Youth Solutions Get Help page for the details of different support services available

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