Illegal Drug Trade and Ecstasy Widely Range

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Ecstasy, also known as MDMA (Methylenedioxcymethamphetamine), is a dangerous drug that should never be taken. This synthetic methamphetamine drug is related to both Amphetamine and Mescaline. “Ecstasy was first synthesized in 1912 by a German company possibly to be used as an appetite suppressant or a weight-loss drug. However, it was never marketed due to the unusual side effects of the drug” (Morrissey 4). Ecstasy is known to produce both stimulant and psychedelic effects that will enable people who take the drug to remain active and lively for longer periods of time without getting fatigued. This drug is usually in pill or capsule form that sometimes has a "brand name" or a logo stamped on it, but it can also be sold as a powder. The…show more content…
National surveys report lifetime prevalence of ecstasy use among males aged 15-24 years of 11-17% in the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom” (SAMHSA 5). Every drug has street and generic names. The street names for Ecstasy widely range. Common street names for just MDMA itself includes: 007s, 69s, Batmans, Bermuda triangles, Blue kisses, Blue lips, Blue nile, Dead road, Decadence, Doctor, E-bombs, Egyptians, Egyptians, Elephants, Essence, Eve, Exiticity, Four leaf clover, GWM, Happy Drug, Hug drug, Igloo, Jerry Garcias, Kleenex, Love pill, Lover’s speed, Lovers’ special, Pink panthers, Playboy bunnies, Playboys, Rolling, Rolls Royce, etc. There are also names for when you mix MDMA with some other kind of drug. The list for that goes on. Any type of drug will affect one’s body and mind in some way. The short term effects of ecstasy include mental stimulation, emotional warmth, superior sensory perception, and increased physical energy. Also users of MDMA are said to face many of the same risks as users of other stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines increases in heart rate and blood pressure, heart disease, having the chills, sweating, teeth clenching, muscle cramping, nausea, and blurred vision. Long term side effects are just the beginning of scientific analysis. Studies are constantly being conducted of habitual ecstasy users who were abstaining

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