“The beginning was innocent in appearance, merely a pill from my brother’s friend to help get me through the night. When it hit me, I felt like flying. And the happiness inside me is unexplainable. The timidity in me vanished in a snap. I talked fast, danced all night, and felt like I could love everybody. It made me feel alive. So I used it again. And again. And again. But I was deceived.”
It was always in the end when an abuser realizes what was wrong. Statistics say that there’s a high probability that a teen will be exposed to drugs and alcohol. The so called “club drug” is one of the most commonly abused drug across the country, because many people consider it a safe drug. While you have the power to take whatever you want, it is very essential to consider every effect of your decision.
The effects of ecstasy will make you crave more. Quickly after taking ecstasy, you will see an increase in energy levels and experience a dreamy state of being that includes the effect of suppression from basic physical needs such as drinking, eating and sleeping. But every drug has more consequences. Listed below are the side effects of the so called club drug:
- Sweating and chills
- Shaking and tremors
- Muscle cramping
- Blurred vision
On the other hand, extensive use of ecstasy may lead to side effects that will need immediate medical attention like high blood pressure, lightheadedness, panic attacks, seizures, loss of consciousness and extreme increase in body temperature. In the most severe cases, ecstasy excess may cause death by heat stroke, multiple organ failure and severe hydration because it veils the needs to feed, drink and sleep.
Long term use of ecstasy can cause cynical damage to serotonin neurotransmitters, a brain stimulator that can lead users to being severely impaired. The damage to neurotransmitters can cause depression, anxiety and memory loss.
Considering all these health effects, ecstasy is an illegal drug, and officials are taking a strong stand against ecstasy dealers and users. One pill can turn your life in an abominable stage. You don’t want to end up in a house full of strangers, totally wasted after partying for twenty hours straight or looking all crazy hanging out in the bathroom of a pizza shop, staring at yourself in the mirror giving yourself creepy compliments. Or killing your girlfriend’s dog because you thought it’s a deer – and worse than that, you were happy about it.