What are the Hazardous Risks Caused by Ecstasy Use? Washington DC

Contrary to rumors, Ecstasy is not an aphrodisiac and can actually inhibit sexual performance. Ecstasy affects people differently. Depending on size, weight, health, dosage and other drugs being used, the reaction can be mild or very severe. Ecstasy is distributed in tablet form and is often imprinted with graphic designs or commercial logos.

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What are the Hazardous Risks Caused by Ecstasy Use?

Ecstasy is naturally similar to other amphetamines and hallucinogens drugs. It stimulates the nervous system and acts as a mood enhancer. Also referred to as “the love drug”, Ecstasy often makes the user feel good, happy and relaxed - at least at first. Users tend to think Ecstasy is “harmless fun,” but it does pose serious health risks. Researchers are learning more all of the time about the damage Ecstasy causes. What is already known about Ecstasy, including the brain damage and fatalities it causes? “Pure” Ecstasy is uncommon. Batches frequently contain heroin, LSD, amphetamines and other assorted toxic impurities which are used as fillers.

Dangers of Ectasy Use

Contrary to rumors, Ecstasy is not an aphrodisiac and can actually inhibit sexual performance. Ecstasy affects people differently. Depending on size, weight, health, dosage and other drugs being used, the reaction can be mild or very severe. Ecstasy is distributed in tablet form and is often imprinted with graphic designs or commercial logos.

Additional Information on Ecstasy: In 2000, more than 6.4 million people age 12 and older reported that they have used Ecstasy at least once in their lives, Ecstasy is popular among middle-class adolescents and young adults, Ecstasy is sold primarily at legitimate nightclubs and bars, at underground nightclubs sometimes called “acid houses,” or at all-night parties known as “raves.”, The vast majority of Ecstasy consumed do...

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