Ecstacy: Mdma and Health Project Mdma Essay

Submitted By dfaruki
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Health Project
MDMA
What I learned about Ecstasy

During the process of creating a power point on MDMA, I learned a lot about Ecstasy that I didn’t know before. Before, I just viewed ecstasy as a drug that people take to make them feel better, I realized I was wrong. Something I learned is that its real name is MDMA, short for methylenedioxymethamphetamine. I learned that this drug has many powerful capabilities such as producing feelings of great energy, euphoria, sense of intimacy around others, emotional warmth, and distortions in time and perception. I learned that it is usually taken through a capsule or a pill. Others also use it as a multiple drug experience including marijuana, cocaine, and other legal and illegal substances. I learned that it affects the brain by taking on neurons with the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons. I also learned about the negativity of MDMA, such as depression, drug craving, confusion and severe anxiety which can take place days or even weeks after popping the first pill. This brings me to my next piece of information. The short and long term effects of ecstasy. Some short term effects of Ecstasy include instant energy, obviously, distortion of time and perception which I assume may be fun or very bad to some users. Nausea, dehydration, muscle tension, and high BP are also some effects. A major effect of ecstasy on the body is a heatstroke, the cause of death from taking Ecstasy. I learned about some of the long…