Drug Testing for Ecstasy
Ecstasy is a dangerous drug predominantly abused by teens and young adults. If you suspect a loved one is using Ecstasy, you can confirm with a drug test. uVera Diagnostics has drug test kits that test for Ecstasy. Click here to see the drug testing kits for Ecstasy or find the drug testing product that is right for you and order it right online.
Ecstasy, or MDMA (methylenedioxy-methylamphetamine), is a synthetic, mind-altering drug that is both a stimulant and a hallucinogen.
Ecstasy is a drug that hit the party scene in the 1980’s and has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. The original, brand name drug contained MDMA. Today’s forms of Ecstasy may or may not contain MDMA. It is typically a mix of various drugs. Ecstasy can contain LSD, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, and caffeine. Many times the user has no idea what concoction they are taking, which only adds to the danger of the drug.
There are many street names for Ecstasy. Some of them include: Ecstasy can be referred to as X, XTC, E, Molly, roll, peace, Adam, Eve, Scooby snacks, Essence, California sunrise, clarity, beans, hug drug, love pill, lover’s speed, or love drug on the streets.
What does it look like and how is it taken?
Ecstasy is usually taken orally and it comes in round tablets of varying colors. Ecstasy can also be injected in its liquid form.
Illegal or Legal?
Ecstasy is strictly illegal.
Why is Ecstasy Used?
Ecstasy is often used at parties, raves and clubs. People use Ecstasy for its mood altering effects. Those under the influence of Ecstasy have reported more energy, feeling more confident, experiencing a loss of inhibitions and a want to feel closeness to others.
Dangers and Side Effects
Ecstasy users sometimes experience severe dehydration and hyperthermia (overheating) when taking the drug and dancing in crowded places. The stimulant effect in Ecstasy allows the user to dance for longer periods of time than what is healthy. Dehydration and hyperthermia can lead to kidney and liver failure. Deaths caused by Ecstasy are generally due to Cardiovascular failure.
Side effects of Ecstasy include: blurred vision, teeth clenching, chills, sweating, nausea, muscle cramping, tremors, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and even seizures. Psychological side effects of Ecstasy can include anxiety and depression.
Long term side effects: Use of Ecstasy affects the brain chemical serotonin. It can cause long-term memory and learning problems, and it interrupts how brain cells communicate with one another.
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