Ecstasy is not just a word, it’s a drug too. It is not a common pharmacy or legal drug; it is one of the most dangerous illicit drugs.
What Does Ecstasy Mean?
According to Oxford Dictionary, ecstasy is “an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement”. It is considered a feeling. “In classical Greek literature, it refers to the removal of the mind or body ‘from its normal place of function’” (The Oxford Classical Dictionary; Third, revised ed).
Ecstasy is an altered state of mind. It is an experience in which one feels the body experience.
A drug named ECSTASY was first produced synthetically by “Merck Pharmaceutical Company” in 1912. It was called MDMA. It was used by the U.S. Army in 1953 but later it became a party drug. Today, it is a common club drug in the U.S.A. It is not available openly in drug stores but only available with drug dealers, and club party persons.
Ecstasy is an illegal, illicit, psychoactive drug. It disturbs the brain chemistry to such an extent that the consumer can die. It is also known as “Molly”. It is available in the form of pills and powder. Sometimes it is available in liquid form too. It works as a stimulant, hallucinogen, and/or depressant because it is a designer drug and contains different other lethal drugs.
Ecstasy has the potential for abuse and is addictive. Drug addiction and drug abuse is a global problems. At PRC Rehabilitation Center Karachi, we treat people with addiction and spread awareness to families and the general population regarding drug abuse and misuse.
The highly trained staff of Parvarish Recovery Center helps clients with drug problems and guides them to a healthy drug-free life.
Street names of Ecstasy drug:
Party people call ecstasy by different names:
- Love pill
- Happy pill
- Hug drug
- Scooby Snacks
- Lover’s speed
Why do people take ecstasy?
Every drug affects the brain and body in certain ways. Ecstasy also has many effects on the consumer depending upon the dose he/she consumes. There is no safe dose of ecstasy. Even little amount cause problems.
Sometimes people use it as recreational drugs, but it is probable that people do not even know what they are taking. It’s a possibility that people use it to intoxicate other people for some personal gain. Young girls often get raped after consuming a drink containing ecstasy and they do not even know what they have consumed.
People use to get high (become numb to their problems/get happy/forget everything), to feel good, to dance, or to be energetic/active.
The effect of ecstasy normally starts between 30 minutes to 1 hour and remains for about 6 hours.
Ecstasy boosts energy levels and disturbs sleep, emotions, and moods.
Effects of Ecstasy:
Ecstasy has both long-term and short effects.
- Cravings for drug
- Blurred vision
- Muscle tension
- Impaired judgment
- Increased confidence and energy
- Increased well-being feeling
- Increase empathy
- Loss of appetite
- Pupil dilates
- Clenching of jaw and teeth
- Body temperature increased
- Rapid heartbeat and increase in blood pressure
- Increased senses
- Affection increase (false sense of affection)
- Sexual arousal
- Kidney failure
- Memory problems including loss of memory
- Heart damage
- Liver problem
- Brain damage
- Weak immune system
- Thinking/judgment/learning impairment
- Ataxia (loss of control of body movements)
- Nightmares and sleep problems
- Drug addiction
No doubt, ecstasy is a dangerous lethal drug. Misuse of all drugs has negative consequences. If you know anyone with drug abuse problems, you can refer them to PRC Rehabilitation Center. For more information, call 0341-1959599.