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What is ecstasy?

Ecstasy is a drug made from different chemicals. It can contain both amphetamines and some hallucinogens. Amphetamines are stimulant drugs which mean they speed up the brain and the central nervous system. Hallucinogens are drugs that can cause people to see, hear, feel or smell things that do not exist (to have hallucinations).

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Ecstasy
Ecstasy

Methylene DioxyMethAmphetamine

(C11H15NO2)

People who make ecstasy often mix or cut the substance with other things to make the drug go further. Some substances in the tablet or powder can have unpleasant or harmful effects. It is difficult to tell what the drug actually contains.

Physical effects can include

  • grind your teeth or clench your jaw
  • feel sick in the stomach (nausea)
  • vomiting
  • sweat more

Effects depend on...

​What ecstasy does to you depends on how much you take, your height and weight, your general health, your mood, your past experience with ecstasy, whether you use ecstasy on its own or with other drugs and the composition of the drug.

  • depression
  • blood pressure rises
  • heart beats faster

How ecstasy affects your body

Tap a body part to learn more of the effects ecstasy places on your body.

Psychological effects can include

  • feel very good and confident
  • feel close or affectionate to other people
  • see, smell, hear or feel things that are not there
  • feel paranoid
  • feel anxious
  • feel as though you are floating
  • behave strangely
  • psychological distress

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