Ecstasy is a central nervous system stimulant. It speeds up the processes of the central nervous system. Primarily, it affects the brain which is the control centre for all our thoughts, actions, and sensations.

An ecstasy user will not sense hunger or fatigue.
When the ecstasy high wears off the user will become severely depressed and very tired.

Risks Ecstasy Users Take:
As with most drug use, there is a certain amount of risk the user takes; the same can be said for ecstasy use.

Here are some of the risks ecstasy users take:

  • Possibility of a “bad trip” or a less than enjoyable experience Psychological dependence and
    tolerance may develop
  • Drug sellers may deceive users wishing to buy ecstasy. A wide range of products have been passed off as ecstasy
  • Severe dehydration. Some users don’t notice how tired they are from the drug’s stimulating effects. Their body temperatures continue to rise and they continue to strain their muscles; thus putting them at high risk for dehydration or organ failure.

An ecstasy “high” last between 4-7 hours. When the ecstasy user “crashes” he/she will become severely depressed and tired. As ecstasy effects the brain, coordination, and vision are impaired making it impossible to drive a motor vehicle.

Ecstasy Effects
The short term effects take between 20 minutes to one our to appear after swallowing the pill or capsule.

Initial effects include:

  • Dry mouth​
  • Dilated pupils
  • Tingling sensation
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate