Substance Abuse: Ecstasy
Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine) is a prohibited drug that belongs to the addictive amphetamine group and has been abused as stimulant. Its street names are: “Love Drug” X-tacy; XTC MDMA ADAM; Rave Flying Saucer; and LBD “Libido.” Other abused substances include stimulants, sedatives, narcotics, and hallucinogens.
Last Updated: February 21, 2024

• Mental health conditions with symptoms of anxiety and depression • Conditions related to drug usage, intoxication, and overdose

• Nausea • Chills • Involuntary teeth clenching • Cramped or tensed muscles • Blurred vision • Excitement and increased energy • Confusion • Sweating • Dry mouth • Dilated pupils Effects May vary from person-to-person: • Increase in confidence • Feelings of well-being • Feelings of closeness to others, hence the term “love drug” • Anxiety • Floating sensations • Irrational behavior • Hallucinations

Ecstasy abuse may be addressed through: • Drug treatment; • Abstinence; • Detoxification; and • Counseling and behavior modification.

• There must be adequate parental supervision. • Ecstasy control policies must be implemented. • Situations that might encourage ecstasy use (e.g., partying) must be avoided. • Healthier activities or hobbies must be encouraged.
Last Updated: February 21, 2024