What Are MDMA Pills?
MDMA Pills or better still Ecstasy pills are pills produced from 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine which is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with a chemical structure similar to crystal meth and the hallucinogen mescaline.
MDMA, (3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) commonly known on the street as Ecstasy or Molly is an illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic, producing an energizing effect, as well as distortions in time and perception.
MDMA was initially popular in the nightclub scene and at all-night dance parties (“raves”), but the drug now affects a broader range of people who more commonly call the drug Ecstasy or Molly.
MDMA exerts its primary effects in the brain on neurons that use the chemicals serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine to communicate with other neurons.
Serotonin is most likely responsible for the feelings of empathy, elevated mood, and emotional closeness. Overall, these neurotransmitter systems work’s by regulating mood, energy, appetite, aggression, sexual activity, etc.
What Are The Street Names for MDMA?
Ecstasy is a controlled and illegal drug and its, therefore known on the street by several slangs and street names.
The most popular street names for MDMA are; Adam, Cadillac, Beans, California Sunrise, Clarity E Essence Elephants, Eve, Hug, Hug Drug, Love drug, Molly, love pill, Lover’s speed, Roll, Scooby snacks, Snowball, X, XE, XTC and a lot more.
How Do People Use MDMA?
MDMA Pills are the most common form in which this drug appears and is usually ingested orally. MDMA traffickers consistently use brand names and logos as marketing tools and to distinguish their product from that of competitors.
The logos may be produced to coincide with holidays or special events. Among the more popular logos are butterflies, lightning bolts, etc. Ecstasy is also available as a powder and is sometimes snorted, taken as a liquid, and it is occasionally smoked but rarely injected.
What Are The Side Effects Of Ecstasy Use?
MDMA use comes along with a lot of adverse effects, Ecstasy stimulates the release of the neurotransmitters such as serotonin from brain neurons, producing a high that lasts from 3 to 6 hours, but its length can be variably based on the user.
Ecstasy use can produce stimulant effects such as an enhanced sense of pleasure and self-confidence and increased energy, feelings of peacefulness, acceptance, and empathy, etc.
High doses of MDMA can affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature. This can lead to a spike in body temperature that can occasionally result in liver, kidney, or heart failure or even death.
Serotonin affects mood, appetite, sleep, and other functions. It also triggers hormones that affect sexual arousal and trust. The release of large amounts of serotonin likely causes the emotional closeness, elevated mood, and empathy felt by those who use MDMA.
MDMA’s effects last about 3 to 6 hours, although many users take a second dose as the effects of the first dose begin to fade. The drug’s rewarding effects vary with the individual taking it, the dose, purity, and the environment in which it is taken.