Articles tagged with Ecstasy

Cannabis Mixing

Users contend that cannabis mixes well with other drugs. But while there are arguments that little or no major health risks are associated with using it, we recommend that you do not use cannabis and visit our cannabis effects page to learn why. If you are in the company of individuals using cannabis or plan to use yourself, be aware of how cannabis combines with other substances so that your risk of becoming a statistic is lessened. Again, the best choice is not using and avoidance of those who do.

Cocaine Mixing

Cocaine is a stimulant, an 'upper', and can mix strangely with 'downers'. Be careful. Please note that there have been very few scientific studies into the effects of combining psychoactive drugs. The information presented here is anecdotal. It is based on the subjective reports of experienced users. Different people will respond differently to different drugs and drug combinations. Know your body. alcohol the two combine to form cocaethylene in the body, a compound which increases the effect and puts more stress on the heart amphetamines unlikely combination as the effects are so similar; increased strain on heart, increased toxicity

Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy is a commonly-used name for MDMA (3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine). This drug was originally developed for use as an appetite suppressant, but it was never widely used for this purpose because it has hallucinogenic properties. MDMA was used for a short time in the 1960s as a treatment for some types of mental illness, but using the drug for this purpose only made the patients worse.

Ecstasy and Memory Links

related sites all MDMA studies to date excellent online resource our ecstasy guide more witty and helpful info Nicholas Saunders' Ecstasy site

Ecstasy and Memory Sources

primary sources Semple DM, Ebmeier KP, Glabus MF, O'Carroll RE, Johnstone EC (1999) "Reduced in vivo binding to the serotonin transporter in the cerebral cortex of MDMA ("ecstasy") users." Br J Psychiatry 175: 63-6 - online version

Ecstasy and Memory Study 01

"Impaired cognitive performance in drug free users of recreational ecstasy (MDMA)" Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J, Tuchtenhagen F, Pelz S, Becker S, Kunert H-J, Fimm B, Sass H (2000) J Neurol Neurosurg psychiatry 68: 179-725 read the entire study: pdf | html the subjects Three groups. Matched for age, sex, and education.

Ecstasy and Memory Study 02

"Reduced in vivo binding to the serotonin transporter in the cerebral cortex of MDMA ("ecstasy") users." Semple DM, Ebmeier KP, Glabus MF, O'Carroll RE, Johnstone EC (1999) Br J Psychiatry 175: 63-6 read the entire study here the subjects Ten male users between 18 - 35 with an average lifetime consumption of 672 Ecstasy pills and a minimum of 50, abstinent from E for an average of 18 days. Matched to 10 control subjects, of the same age, sex, education, and drug use (tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and amphetamines) bar ecstasy.

Ecstasy Basics

Ecstasy, or methylene-dioxymethyl amphetamine (MDMA), is a synthetic hallucinogenic stimulant, which usually comes in pill form. The drug is a stimulant that produces psychedelic effects, and it's manufactured in home laboratories. The active oral dose of MDMA is 75 mg. On average, most pills contain under 100 mg of MDMA - the rest is inactive pill filler which can include food dye, starch, or talcum powder.

Ecstasy Conclusions

FACT: It is undeniable that if you take Ecstasy, you are risking memory impairment. While the degree of memory impairment, so far measured, is still within limits considered "normal", there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that even moderate use messes with your head. Whether it does so temporarily or permanently is yet unknown. There will be more, better-designed studies over the next few years that will help you understand the issues clearly. For now, refer to the original studies quoted if you can. Use reputable sources on the Internet to find out facts. You can also bookmark this section, as we will keep it updated with any new information or studies.

Ecstasy Dangers

Between 1988 and 1997, some 50-100 deaths have been connected to Ecstasy use in the UK. The current rate is 7 deaths per million users per year. On the other hand, US figures are much lower, with only one death per million users. This is largely due to the enduring preference for warehouse or outdoor parties rather than hot packed-out nightclubs. Most Ecstasy-related deaths are related to alcohol-consumption and overheating, and there is less of a booze culture among American kids.