What Is Ecstasy? The Truth about the “Party Drug”
Ecstasy was developed by Merck pharmaceutical company in 1912. It was known as MDMA in its original form.
In the 1960s the drug was picked up and promoted by psychiatrists as a tool to lower inhibitions.. In 1970, MDMA began to be used as a party drug and this use greatly expanded by the early 1980s. By 1980, the advertising billboards said that MDMA was “the hottest thing in the continuing search for happiness through chemistry.” Can you imagine “happiness through chemistry?”
MDMA was not being sold under the brand name of “Ecstasy” at that time. By 1985 the extensive, unregulated use of the drug had brought it to the attention of the Drug Enforcement Administration which imposed a ban on it due to safety concerns.
Since the late 1980s, Ecstasy has become an embracive “marketing” term for drug dealers selling Ecstasy-type drugs that may contained very little or no MDMA at all.
What is called “Ecstasy” today can be a wide mixture of substances—like LSD, cocaine, heroin, amphetamine and methamphetamine, to rat poison, caffeine, dog deworming substances, etc.
A user never knows what he is taking and if he wants to repeat his last high, he won’t be able to, because the next dose may not have the same thing in it. Ecstasy most commonly comes in pill form but it can also be injected and taken in other ways.
“Liquid Ecstasy” is actually GHB, a nervous system depressant – a substance that can also be found in drain cleaner, floor stripper and degreasing solvents.
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