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Ecstasy or MDMA which stands for methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a psychedelic amphetamine that has become very popular over the last 20 years It is now commonly used at dance clubs and parties because it acts as a stimulant as well as making a person very social with others even strangers It is estimated that 941 million Americans of the age 12 or older has used an illicit drug at least once in their lifetimes one of those drugs being Ecstasy Now due to the effect that the drug has on the body it seems as if Ecstasy and dance clubs go hand in hand Like any other drug ecstasy is used by different people for a variety of different reasons and because the drug has such a wide range of effects it can add excitement and fulfillment to almost any activity The most common activities that ecstasy users engage in are raves The use of Ecstasy at ravesdance clubs is the greatest cause of death because Ecstasy affects the body temperature control and dancing for long periods of time in a hot atmosphere increases the risk of users overheating and dehydrating losing too much body fluid which can be fatal A standard oral dose of MDMA is between 80 - 150 mg Most good quality pills contain somewhere in this range generally 80-120 mg A large percentage of users find that unlike with many other psychoactives such as LSD or mushrooms there is a sweet spot in MDMA dosage Once this spot is found higher dosages are not particularly desirable as they dont increase the sought after effects or duration The price of MDMA varies wildly depending on where its purchased and in what quantity A single tablet bought at a rave can cost as much as 50 though more commonly 20-30 Purchased in higher quantities MDMA generally sells for 100-250 per gram about 10-25 per dose with wholesale prices as low
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