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Orange County Ecstasy Addiction Treatment & Rehab

About Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy is a street slang for a type of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) which is an illegal, synthetically developed drug. Ecstasy is a stimulant and is known to have hallucinogenic tendencies. First developed in the early 1900’s and prescribed for individuals desiring an appetite suppressant. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that ecstasy made the transition to the street, becoming an illicit drug. Once this happened, there was a call to discontinue ecstasy production, and the drug became illegal. The thought process was that an illegal drug would create a shortage of the drug, limiting its illicit use. Quite the opposite happened and ecstasy was manufactured by underground means. The result was that the purity of the product sold on the street would vary wildly from dealer to dealer. Without any oversight group, it was impossible to regulate the makeup of new ecstasy released on the street.

 

Most individuals who find themselves struggling with ecstasy addiction remark that their illicit drug use began rather innocently. Teenagers and college students seem to be particularly vulnerable to the pressure to try the drug while attending parties and functions. This is true for incoming college freshmen who are still trying to find their way socially. College parties are an invitation for social interaction, and are also often riddled with drug dealers. It is not uncommon for these students to accept drugs from others, with the promise that it will allow him to fit in better. Because the drug abuse gave the individual some freedom from their apprehensions, the next opportunity to use the drug may be very attractive. This is how ecstasy addiction can happen within a few short weeks.

The Reality of Ecstasy Addiction

Within the past decade or so, pharmaceutical researchers have devoted themselves to the study of ecstasy in an attempt to solidify ecstasy’s role in drug addiction. What was found initially was that it was very difficult to determine which test subjects were taking only ecstasy verses taking other substances along with the ecstasy. With much in-depth probes designed to weed out the individuals using ecstasy alone, a direct connection between ecstasy abuse and ecstasy addiction. As a result of this study, it became an accepted fact that ecstasy on its own can cause an individual to become dependent and addicted to ecstasy. Since this first study, other countries have begun to run their own studies, with the same results.

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Street Names for Ecstacy 

 

When sold on the street, ecstasy comes as colored pills often stamped with small designs. Sold under many different names, ecstasy is readily available in every neighborhood across the nation. because of the effect ecstasy has on the serotonin levels in the brain, the feelings experienced when using the drug can positively impact mood, sleep, and sex drive. Some of the names it is sold on the street as are the following:

Effects of Ecstasy Abuse

 

The feelings of openness, well-being, and euphoria that occur with ecstasy use are often the driving reason individuals start to experiment repeatedly with the drug. This drug is extremely popular with rave parties and dance clubs, as the high promotes individuals to feel less anxiety and enjoy their night. Some of the side effects of ecstasy abuse are the following:

  • Beans
  • Disco Biscuits
  • Love Drug
  • Vitamin E
  • Skittles
  • Molly
  • E-bomb
  • Candy
  • Adam
  • Malcolm
  • Scooby Snacks
  • Smartees
  • Euphoric feelings
  • Abundance of Energy
  • Feelings of empathy
  • Lowered inhibitions
  • Chilling and relaxation
  • Increased in senses

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