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'Ecstasy is supposed to bring happy feelings' discuss.

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Introduction

1)Ecstasy The party drug ecstasy (MDMA) is widely popular, particularly among young people. Over 10 million people reported using the drug at least once in their lifetime, a majority of these users were aged 18 to 25. 2) Ecstasy is a depressant and causes numerous psychological effects including: confusion, depression, sleep apnoea, drug craving and severe anxiety. 3) An experiment conducted by researches at Louisiana State University showed the short term and long term effects of MDMA on rats. After a short period, the rats heart rate slowed initially, then sped up. After a longer period, the heart rates slowed even more and blood pressure dropped dramatically. ...read more.

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Some side effects can be more serious-including heart failure, liver damage, and kidney failure. It may even be possible that heavy and continued use of ecstasy can damage the brain. One danger is that the drug reduces the body's ability to control its temperature and water content. Ecstasy users who are dancing non-stop at clubs or parties can collapse as they become overheated and dehydrated. Ecstasy also can raise a user's heart rate and blood pressure. Other effects include nausea, loss of appetite, jaw tightness, and constant chewing and teeth clenching. Large doses of ecstasy can cause anxiety, panic, and depression. 4) ...read more.

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5a) Some friends are going to a party. Through the night they consume alcohol and split up. One of the friends gets offered a pill and is drunk so he accepts it. He doesn't notice a lot but he continues dancing. 5b) He is in danger of collapsing as he may become overheated and dehydrated. Ecstasy also raises a user's heart rate and blood pressure possibly causing cardiac arrest. Other effects include nausea, loss of appetite, jaw tightness, and constant chewing and teeth clenching which can lead to dental problems. 5c) He should have stayed with his friends and drank less. If he did these things he may have used common sense and not taken the risk of taken the drug because he had no idea what it was. By Ben Dorant ...read more.

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