Ecstasy is an odorless, colorless drug is swallowed through mouth. Ecstasy affects the central nervous system and is a stimulant related to amphetamines. It has an effect that initially stimulates the brain and can cause hallucinations. (Kenna, 2007)
Effects and Dangers
There are various dangers engaged in use of Ecstasy some of them are listed below:
Ecstasy users seek the feeling of power, performance and the suppression of their inhibitions (blocks, fenders and bans fall). At the end of fun and excitement is a sense of freedom in relations with others.
Ecstasy first causes mild anxiety, increased blood pressure, rapid heart rate and contraction of the jaw muscles and the skin becomes moist, dry mouth. It is accompanied by a relaxation, an exacerbation of meaning and a sense of understanding and accepting others.
The use of Ecstasy causes dehydration of the body, hence the need to maintain adequate hydration, especially if the consumer is in a heated atmosphere and makes a physical effort.
Sometimes the user feels three or four days after intake passages vacuum that can cause feelings of anxiety or depression requiring medical consultation.
A regular and frequent consumption leads some to lose weight and weaken; mood becomes unstable, sometimes leading to aggressive behavior. This consumption can reveal or cause severe mental disorders and durable.
When used in combination with other substances, the risks have increased.
The risk of complications appears to increase with dose "swallows" the product composition and vulnerability of the user. Individuals undergoing medical treatment are exposed to hazardous effects, because of drug interactions that may occur, especially with aspirin, some anti-HIV drugs and some antidepressants.
Ecstasy is especially dangerous for people suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, asthma, epilepsy, kidney problems, diabetes, asthenia (fatigue) and psychological problems.
The scientific establish a possible degeneration of nerve cells which we do not know if it is reversible and can eventually lead to degenerative diseases or disorders account for a depression.
Signs of Ecstasy
There are various signs of identifying who has used ecstasy and its symptoms includes Heart rate and high blood pressure, increased alertness, Contracture jaws and teeth, Impairment of short-term memory and inability to concentrate, Inability to control body temperature, Decreased academic performance Excessive disturbance and Dry mouth - thirst. Teenagers who take ecstasy, often get disturbed, which leads to sweating - they are forced to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and this, in turn, can cause fluid overload the stomach, which often ends with a seizure. (Vlahov, 2002)
Teens and Ecstasy
The different causes that can lead someone on drugs:
Teenagers living a crisis stage and trying to avoid trouble, seek easy ways out or forms to forget, for example by means of alcohol and drugs.
Often addictions arise from problems within the family (misunderstanding, miscommunication, shock, intra-familial abuse, rejection, step, abandonment, lack of financial resources, difficulties in school, grinding poverty and lack of affection), feeling that they are not ones at home, teens have the impression of not being heard ...