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In this day and age to enjoy themselves at parties and nightclubs teenagers take drugs which are fittingly called club or rave drugs These drugs usually can only be found at clubs because they are made in secret illegal labs One of the headliners of this fad is ecstasy The scientific name of this drug is methylenedioxymethamphetamine MDMA There is no real medical use of ecstasy Its main use is for intoxication Ecstasy is thought to produce an overall sense of happiness and well being by affecting the brain chemicals dopamine and serotonin It may also cause increased awareness of the senses hallucinations increased energy and loss of judgment However there are also a myriad number of serious side effects that could possibly come with taking this drug Consumption of MDMA could result in muscle tension teeth clenching impaired learning and memory nausea chills rapidirregular heartbeat high blood pressure heart attack brain damage and death Research by Dutch scientists also show that female heavy ecstasy users when compared with light users ex-users and nonusers of either sex had significant changes and reductions in the brain cells that transport serotonin Talk about taking the good in with the bad These risks could be reduced with successful recognition and treatment Ecstasy almost always comes in the pill form Due to this it seems more innocuous or harmless than other recreational drugs It may also be crushed into a powder and snorted I do not believe that there is any specific quantity of this drug to take That makes it very easy to have an overdose since there is no dose This popular recreational drug is mostly used at clubs and parties to get as it is called today high There have also been cases of people taking this drug for spiritual use In an article written by Nicholas Saunders he writes about a Benedictine monk that used ecstasy to open up a direct link between myself and
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