Date Rape Drug – Ecstasy

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What is Ecstasy (MDMA)?

Ecstasy is a hallucinogenic and  stimulant drug is made from the  chemical methyldioxymethamphetamine, or otherwise known as  MDMA.  Recently, a more pure form of the drug Ecstasy has begun appearing by the name of “Molly”.  The usage of Molly is becoming more  popular under the false impression that it is more pure and therefore has less of the negative side effects that come along with Ecstasy.

Common  Street Names
X, E, XTC, Molly, MDMA, love  drug, hug drug, or Adam

Use and  Effects
Ecstasy is popular in today’s party scene in  search of a high. In some cases, Ecstasy can be used to assist in sexual  assault. When slipped into a drink, the drug is tasteless and presents no  immediate warning signs. Once ingested, the drug can last in a victims system  for four to six hours. During this time, the victim will experience an  increased heart rate and blood pressure, muscle tension, involuntary teeth  clenching, nausea, blurred vision, tremors, rapid eye movement and  sweating/chills. Ecstasy also has a variety of mental effects on the victim  including a heighted sense of awareness, excessive talking, becoming  “lovey-dovey” towards others and increased levels of empathy as well as altered  social perceptions. The drug stays in the victims system for 2-5 days which  allows a larger window of time for the drug to be found.

References:

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