Ecstasy is a synthetic drug which has been given a myriad of names as a result of the effects it usually cause on those who take it. It is a psychoactive stimulant and it is normally available in clubs as well as several party venues. Its street names include Adam, beans, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, Hug Drug, Lover, Peace, Molly, Roll etc. Though mostly abused, ecstasy has very detrimental effects and can cause permanent damage to the brain. It therefore goes without saying that the use of ecstasy should only be limited to when it is prescribed so as to avoid the ill side effects it usually have on the abusers.
Those abusing or addicted to ecstasy will display both long term and short term symptoms. Most people however use the drug due to its short term effects. These include increased mental stimulation, increased physical energy and a unique sense of emotional warmth. These are what make the drug particularly popular in the disco clubs as well as several party scenes graced by the young people. The drug is also known to cause enhanced sensory perception where the user might be seen as unfriendly, full of energy and generally hyperactive.
Adverse symptoms of ecstasy on the other hand may include chills, nausea, blurred vision, clenching of teeth, muscle cramps excessive sweating. It is important to understand that ecstasy will disrupt the normal body functioning especially in the regulation of temperature. This may in some rare occasions lead to a condition known as hyperthermia which might turn lethal.
Using ecstasy over a long period of time is likely to bring certain detrimental effects in your body. These include depression, confusion, severe anxiety, insomnia cravings for the drug. Though it may bring temporary pleasure to the users, its long term effects are much bigger than the temporary pleasures hence should be avoided at all costs.