Ecstasy Drug Dependency
Ecstasy is one of the most harmful drugs used by youth today. It is distributed everywhere and has become most common drug used by people in hip hop parties, raves, concerts, etc. The people in United States are very much affected by Ecstasy addiction. There are many drug rehab centers which provide addiction recovery treatment.
Ecstasy or MDMA (3-4-methylenedioxymethampheta-mine) is classified as a stimulant. It is basically a synthetic drug (can be derived from an essential oil of the sassafras tree) having hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties. The street terms for Ecstasy are Adam, E, Roll, X and XTC. Usually it comes in tablet form. It is white, yellow or brown in color. Its Pills are often branded with designer symbols.
It produces pleasurable effects such as an enhanced sense of self-confidence, feelings of peacefulness, acceptance, empathy and energy. Adverse effects of Ecstasy include involuntary teeth clenching, a loss of inhibitions, transfixion on sights and sounds, rapid eye movement, fever, chills or sweating, nausea chills and/or sweating, blurred vision, increases in heart rate and blood pressure, as well as seizures, etc. It is taken by people mostly at parties but it can lead to severe dehydration and hyperthermia or dramatic increases in body temperature. It can cause muscle breakdown and kidney, liver and cardiovascular failure. The after effects of Ecstasy are sleeping problems, anxiety and depression. Its long-term effects include memory loss, damage of cells that produce serotonin and it can lead to problems related to mood, appetite, pain, learning and memory.
People addicted to Ecstasy are often in search of drug rehab center. But due to large number of treatment centers and different types of their treatment programs, people feel more trouble in choosing the best rehab center.