Slang: E, Essence, M7M, Domex, Kleenex, Love Drug, Love Trip, MDM, Rolling, Running, Shabu, Speed for Lovers

The substance is usually taken orally, sometimes snorted and rarely injected.  It comes in capsule, tablet or pill form.  Prices range from $25 to $40 per pill.  A typical dose has an onset of about 20 to 60 minutes.  Users feel a euphoric effect that will last about 3 to 5 hours. Higher doses can cause confusion, anxiety, depression and extreme physical fatigue, which may last as long as two days.  (Similar effects to Methamphetamines overdose. e.g. sweating, chills and fainting)

(Hallucinogen/stimulant)Ecstasy is a synthetic drug that is similar to methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.  Ecstasy can produce a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure and a sense of alertness. The stimulant effects, which enable user to dance for extended periods, may also lead to dehydration, hypertension, and heart or kidney failure.  Ecstasy can cause brain damage.  It is one of the most widely used of the
club drugs.

Common effects are psychological difficulties, including confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety, and paranoia –during and sometimes weeks after MDMA (Psychotic episodes have been reported). There are physical symptoms such as muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, rapid eye movement, faintness, and chills or sweating, increased heart rate, blood pressure, pulse and body temperature. This drug is a special risk for people with heart disease, high blood pressure or circulatory problems. Other side effects include general restlessness and insomnia.

Did You Know?

  • This substance has gained in popularity because it enhances self-awareness and it is one of the most popular drugs used in “Raves,” large all-night parties. In the mid-1980’s MDMA/Ecstasy burst onto the street drug scene and in 1999, the surge returned.
  • Ecstasy has fast become the drug of choice for young people around the United States, and Tennessee is no exception.  It seems to be sweeping the country and is gaining in popularity in rural communities as well as urban areas.  Some users have reported a sense of well-being and sensuality, also a heightened sensory perception and insight.  It makes people who use it feel a strong sense of empathy and emotional intimacy.