Ecstasy: Harmful or harmless

Most of teens consider Ecstasy a harmless drug that does nothing wrong, but just boost club and party experience. Like many other drugs, Ecstasy effects can be harmful or even deadliest. Teens use Ecstasy in parties and dance clubs and that’s why it is also called the ‘club drug’. In the US, more and more teens are getting inclined to use Ecstasy and according to a report, one out of every twelve teenagers has tried ecstasy at least once. However, it has also been found that unlike any other drug, parents do not talk much to their children about ecstasy use and it is mainly because of unawareness as ecstasy is a new drug and most of parents do not know about it. It is important know and talk about any drug use if parents notice some behavior changes in their teens.  Here is some information about this drug.

This colorless and odorless drug is consumed orally and it relates to amphetamines. If it is used continuously, it can badly affect central nervous system. After its use, the abuser often feels a boost in confidence and energies and abusers’ ecstatic feelings lead them to hallucination.

Ecstasy is not an old drug, as it was invented in the 1990’s and currently there are not sufficient information available about its effects, but the results of a study from the National Institute on drug Abuse show that the drug can prove dangerous for nerve endings that are related to cognition and memory. Similarly, it hampers the production of serotonin in the brain.

Ecstasy is available in pills that are different in potency and because of this many users are not able to find how much quantity of the drug they have taken.

High blood pressure, heart rates, tension, mood swings, extreme alertness, memory decline, slurred speech, excessive sweetening, agitation, dry mouth and poor academic performance may serve as some signs of ecstasy abuse.

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