Ecstasy Addiction on Rise in Teens

It is also called as MDMA. This drug tends to create a sense of euphoria and an expansive love or desire to nurture others. There are many health effects that a person experiences when he is addicted to Ecstasy. When taken in excess, it increases body temperature to the point of being fatal.

Psychological effects of the drug includes euphoria, decrease in negative emotions, an increase in empathetic feelings and enhanced tactile sensations. Along with the psychological effects it also shows physical effects which includes increased blood pressure and heart rate, increase in body temperature, blurred vision, involuntary eye movements, urinary retention and difficulty in sleeping. Long term usage of this drug can damage the brain, the long term effects could place the addict’s life in danger.

There is a rise in the use of the Ecstasy by the teens and the primary reason for this rise is the pleasurable effects that are experienced by the teen users. In the United States, 11 percent of students entering the 12th grade have been under the influence of the drug. Ecstasy addiction in the teens causes depression, chills, sweating and paranoia. Some teens may experience a rash that is similar to acne and bouts of aggression. Some researches have shown that more than 70 percent of teens who are addicted to the drug have developed learning disorders and emotional problems as a direct result of their addiction. Many teens have suffered with the erratic mood swings that are uncontrollable. Addiction to this drug requires professional treatment in teens.