Ecstasy is a central nervous system stimulant. It speeds up the processes of the centralnervous system.
Primarily, it affects the brain which is the control centre for all ourthoughts, actions and sensations.
An ecstasy user will not sense hunger or fatigue.
When the ecstasy high wears off the user will become severely depressed and very tired.
The short term effects take between 20 minutes to one our to appear after swallowing
the pill or capsule. Initial effects include:
An ecstasy “high” last between 4-7 hours. When the
ecstasy user “crashes” he/she will become severely
depressed and tired. As ecstasy effects the brain,
coordination and vision are impaired making it
impossible to drive a motor vehicle.
Risks Ecstasy Users Take:
As with most drug use there is a certain amount of risk the user takes; the same can be
said for ecstasy use. Here are some of the risks ecstasy users take:
- Possibility of a “bad trip” or a less than enjoyable experience
- Psychological dependence and
tolerance may develop
- Drug sellers may deceive users wishing to buy
ecstasy. A wide range of products have been passed
off as ecstasy
- Severe dehydration. Some users don’t notice how
tired they are from the drug’s stimulating effects. Their
temperatures continue to rise and they continue
to strain their muscles;
thus putting them at high risk for dehydration or organ failure.