Friday, January 05, 2007

Dangers of Ecstasy: Community Alert

Ecstasy, a popular "club drug," is one of the most dangerous drugs threatening the youth of America. It is a drug that is very easy to obtain and has effects similar to amphetamines and hallucinogens.

Ecstasy is easily distributed and is very popular at social events like concerts, raves and hip hop parties. Some of the basic facts of ecstasy include:
  • Street Names: E, Adam, Roll, Bean, X, XTC, Clarity, Essence, Stacy, Lover's Speed, and Eve
  • Form: Pills, which are usually white, yellow or brown
  • Size, Shape and Design vary but they are very small
  • Pills are often designer symbol branded
An overdose of Ecstasy can result in:
  • Extremely high body temperatures
  • High blood Pressure
  • Hallucinations
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Breathing Problems
  • Death

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