Addiction Topic Keyword: Ecstasy (p. 1 of 2)

  • Warning Signs of Ecstasy Addiction

    Warning Signs of Ecstasy Addiction

    Dependence - Is described by the NIDA Teen as "continued use despite understanding the harm it can cause." Over time, a person will begin to not feel normal unless they are on ecstasy. This is what causes dependence which, in the case of ecstasy, goes hand-in-hand with addiction.
    Tolerance - When you take ecstasy, if you begin to notice that the same amount of the drug does not cause the...

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  • Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ecstasy Treatment

    Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ecstasy Treatment

    As one of the most powerful illegal drugs on the market, people struggling with ecstasy addiction face a day-in, day-out siege over any sense of will or purpose they may have. Deciding to get ecstasy treatment help takes a monumental force of will on the addict's part unless circumstances leave him or her little choice in the matter.
    Like most forms of drug rehab, ecstasy abuse treatment...

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  • The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    Even though ecstasy (MDMA) is a widely sought after recreational drug among many young people today, it isn't as pleasant as the name implies for everyone that's experimented with the man-made party drug. In spite of the dangers and possible long term effects, many young people feel ecstasy is a safe drug compared to crack, heroin and other street drugs.
    Ecstasy isn't a drug that most young...

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  • Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin is a natural chemical that's produced in the brain and is responsible for regulating our moods, sleep, emotions, memory, learning, appetites and much more. Sometimes referred to as a 'happy hormone' you wouldn't think too much serotonin could possibly be a bad thing but unfortunately this isn't true.
    Too much serotonin released in the brain can be dangerous, even life threatening...

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  • Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Learn from others and never let your beverage out of your sight. A close relative of mine has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many years now and has had the opportunity numerous times to sponsor and help many people during their recovery. He seemed down when I talked to him not long ago and I asked him what was wrong.
    He said one of the members he has been sponsoring for more than...

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  • Is it Ecstasy or a Dangerous Lethal Substitute?

    Is it Ecstasy or a Dangerous Lethal Substitute?

    It's almost uncommon today for drugs and alcohol not to be part of the entertainment when young people are getting together to party or just hang out and socialize anymore. No matter what part of the country you live in, recreational use of drugs and alcohol among many teens and young adults is just not unusual anymore.
    It's unfortunate that so many young people feel the need to use mood...

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  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    What is Methylenedioxymethamphetamine? Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is better known as Ecstasy and MDMA and has been around for a long time, since the 80's. It's a synthetic drug that many of our young people are still using recreationally today even though the drug produces side effects that many people have found to be extremely uncomfortable.
    Fortunately some of the affects experienced...

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  • Ecstasy Abuse and GHB Recovery

    Ecstasy Abuse and GHB Recovery

    There are quite a few different substances in the world, some illicit and some not, that can be abused by people. Some drugs are commonly thought of when you think of drug abuse, such as marijuana and cocaine, but there are many other substances out there that people are using and abusing and potentially causing a whole lot of harm with over time. Two such examples of substances that are readily...

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  • Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    There are many different types of drugs abused or misused today that affect the lives of adolescents, teens, young adults, and older adults throughout the U.S. Substance abuse takes place is all age groups and economic backgrounds and destroys health, families, and causes our health care to sky rocket.
    It's sad because substance abuse and addiction takes a toll on everyone and in one way or...

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  • D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. This is a Drug Prevention Program that could save your child's life in more than one way. Today more than ever before programs like D.A.R.E. are needed to help educate our youth about the dangers of drugs, substance abuse and how to resist the temptations of peer pressure.
    D.A.R.E. teaches our young people not only the serious dangers associated with drug use but most importantly...

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