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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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  • Whether you are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or just have general questions about alcohol or other drugs, you can call ADIS any time of the day or week for support, information, counselling and referral to services in NSW.

    24 hour support line

    1800 250 015

    More about Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW
  • Stimulant Treatment Line (STL)

    ​​ You can call this helpline any time if you have questions or need help about psychostimulants (amphetamines, methamphetamines, cocaine, and ecstasy) use. STL operates a 24 hour, 7 day a week phone line offering advice, support, referral, and counsellling for people concerned about stimulants.

     This is a line for people who have concerns about psychostimulants (crystal, ice, coke, MDMA, etc) use. STL operates 24 hours, 7days a week, offering education, information, support, referral, and counselling for people concerned about stimulants, STL can also refer people to treatment services that specialise in psychostimulants.

     STL was established when it was recognized that there was an increasing and problematic use of methamphetamines like crystal or ice in the community. It was also recognized that many people who used these types of drugs were hesitant in approaching traditional alcohol and other drug services.

     The STL can provide brief intervention to callers and may also provide referral to other, non-specialist alcohol and other drug sevices, including the Stimulant Treatment Program (STP). STP provides itensive counselling and other interventions, including medication, for those people who are wanting help to cutdown or stop their psychostimulant use.

    24 hour support line

    1800 10 11 88

    More about Stimulant Treatment Line (STL)
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