Ecstasy use can have dangerous short-term and long-term health risks. Ecstasy use is a serious issue in society today. What are some signs of use and abuse? How do you know if someone is on ecstasy?
The Risks of Using Ecstasy
Ecstasy use is commonly seen in nightclubs, music festivals, bars and parties. Ecstasy users seek certain “positive” effects produced by the drug. Euphoria, relaxation, lowered inhibitions, increased confidence and reduced fatigue are all the “positive” effects users seek. Unfortunately there are other serious negative effects associated with Ecstasy use. The environments that attract Ecstasy users also pose a serious risk. People that take Ecstasy at a dance club are at risk for his or her body temperature to reach dangerously high levels. Ecstasy causes body temperature to rise and if the user doesn’t stay properly hydrated and allow their body temperature to cool down they can die. Ecstasy causes the user to have lower inhibitions; this can lead to poor decision-making and risky sexual behavior. Heavy Ecstasy abuse can lead to hallucinations, paranoia, depression, aggression and confusion. The risk for addiction is high. Frequent Ecstasy users often develop tolerance, dependence withdrawal symptoms and addiction.
Signs of Ecstasy Use
Ecstasy is most commonly sold in pill form. Often the pills have character imprints on them. Some Ecstasy is sold in liquid form. While users take Ecstasy in various social situations, the most common places users frequent are nightclubs, raves and music festivals. Here are some possible signs of ecstasy use.
• Dilated pupils
• Clenched jaw
• Sensitivity to music/lights
• Increased pleasure from touch
• Long hours awake
• Increased energy
• Dancing for long periods of time
• Acting abnormally friendly/talkative
Becoming Addicted to Ecstasy
Ecstasy addiction is a serious issue. Ecstasy abuse can lead to risky behavior, permanent damage to the brain and death. Other than the dangerous immediate effects of Ecstasy, the withdrawal symptoms can be severe and dangerous. For more information about Ecstasy addiction and how to get help in recovery, do not hesitate to contact us at (888)357-7577.