Ecstasy is another name for an illegal drug called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamin (MDMA) or Molly. Used recreationally, this psychoactive drug causes altered sensations, a heightened feeling of pleasure, and increased energy. These effects can last up to 6 hours, however, users may experience opposite effects or negative emotions after “coming down” from the high for several days after using the substance.
There are dangerous health issues associated with the use of this drug, including a rapid heartbeat, blurred vision, sweating, paranoia, teeth grinding, and mental confusion. In addition, deaths have been reported due to ecstasy users “overheating” and becoming severely dehydrated.
Once the “high” wears off, users feel tired and depressed. This can cause them to want to take more of the drug to recapture the energy and euphoria they experienced. Over time, users can become addicted and face even more serious health problems.