NARCONON Georgia Douglas Co ecstasy lecture.

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Ecstasy- Narconon Drug Education- Ecstasy Addiction Narconon presnts education on Ecstasy addiction and ecstasy abuse. Narconon is a non-traditional drug rehab and drug education center. Here are the facts on Ecstasy: Slang or Street Names: Ecstasy, XTC, X, Adam, Clarity, Lover's Speed Chemically, MDMA (Ecstasy) is similar to the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. MDMA (Ecstasy) can produce both stimulant and mild sensory-altering effects. Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA), and paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA) are chemically similar to MDMA (Ecstasy), are sometimes found in ecstasy tablets, and can produce deleterious health effects. MDMA (Ecstasy) is usually taken orally, via a tablet or capsule. Its effects last approximately 3 to 6 hours, though depression, sleep problems, and anxiety have been reported for days to weeks afterwards. MDMA (Ecstasy) can produce a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure and a sense of alertness similar to that associated with amphetamine use. MDMA (Ecstasy) can cause a marked increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), which may further be exacerbated by hot and crowded conditions characteristic of the rave environment. Hyperthermia can lead to liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure. MDMA (Ecstasy) can interfere with its own metabolism (breakdown), so repeated use over a short interval of time can lead to especially harmful levels in the body. Ecstasy users can become dehydrated, prompting increased water consumption. In some cases, this has led to the problem of "water intoxication" or hyponatremia, a potentially fatal condition in which excessive water consumption causes a dramatic decrease in electrolytes. MDMA can affect the hormone that regulates the amount of sodium in the blood, which can also cause hyponatremia. In animal studies, repeated administration of MDMA (Ecstasy) was found to produce long-lasting, perhaps permanent, damage to the neurons that release serotonin. In hum...

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