Date Rape Drug – Ecstasy

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What is Ecstasy (MDMA)?

Ecstasy is a hallucinogenic and stimulant drug made from the chemical methyldioxymethamphetamine, or otherwise known as MDMA.

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

Use and Effects
Ecstasy has been 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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