Effects of Ecstasy
Ecstasy, E, or MDMA, has been promoted by drug dealers and those under the drug’s spell as “everything for everyone.” What are the effects of ecstasy and is it really a love drug?
Ecstasy, like most other drugs of choice, has been widely promoted by psychologists and psychiatrists as therapeutic agent for dullness, sadness, and empathetic relationships. Psychologists have promoted being drugged to have better relations since Freud brought Cocaine to the American public. Timothy Leary a new age psychologist brought LSD and Ketamine, which killed him, to the North American TV culture in the 1960′s and 1970′s. Ecstasy is currently being heavily promoted despite it being taken off the market because of its dangers.
Ecstasy effects are being revealed in careful clinical studies at Addiction Research Centers. Ecstacy reduces serotonin levels in users in ways that produce memory loss, depression in long term users, permanently depressed insomnia. Ecstasy also depletes dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and feeling really good, in users. Due to the structure and function of the brain and central nervous system, an ecstasy user won’t recognize the drop in pleasure and good feeling until 70% to 80% of the dopamine in the brain are burnt out. The Ecstasy user won’t know there is a problem until it is too late.
I have personally interviewed light and heavy ecstasy users, ecstasy dealers and ecstasy addicts. Common amongst all I met was they all were emotionally dull, lacked vibrancy – except while talking about doing “E”. The “E “honeymoon” can last a year or more. One dealer described how he researched ecstasy on the internet and could convince any kid to use it. He got the kid all excited about how great “E” could be for them, and by doing this, created another ecstasy addict. When this dealer crashed after his own ecstasy honeymoon was over and he was no longer able to feel good with or without ecstasy, he got scared. I don’t believe he was very effective in preventing those he got hooked on ecstasy from using again – they, now were also hooked.
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