Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Adolescents and MDMA/ Ectasy

MDMA (or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is often called a "club drug" because people frequently take it at all-night dance parties ("raves"), bars, clubs, and concerts. Other club drugs include ketamine, GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), Rohypnol (flunitrazepam), and methamphetamine. People may take MDMA to have enough energy to keep dancing or partying all night or for a feeling of emotional warmth and a general sense of well-being. MDMA acts as both a stimulant and a hallucinogen. Unfortunately, users may not realize that MDMA may hurt them. In some cases, its abuse can be fatal.

MDMA is usually taken orally, in a pill, tablet, or capsule. It may also be crushed and snorted or injected. Each tablet contains between 60 and 120 milligrams of MDMA, plus other unknown "fillers."

MDMA is not a safe drug-even if taken only once in a while. It can change the way the brain functions, impairing the senses, memory, judgment, and coordination.
Side effect are:

Sleep problems
Heatstroke (hyperthermia)
Muscle tension
Blurred vision
Teeth clenching
Depression the following day

Teens using MDMA may experience the following:

Loss of coordination, dizziness, or fainting
Sleep problems
Dental problems
Excessive thirst

Drugs in general are highly addictive and addiction is a medical condition. A user is trying to achieve the same high that they felt on their first time of use, however, a user can never get the same high. It only takes one use of a drug to become addicted. It only takes one use to overdose or die. Like all medical conditions, treatment is necessary. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug abuse or addiction, call Inspirations Teen Rehab for help. Inspirations offers a one of a kind teen addiction treatment program that is very flexible to fit the needs of each teen including the opportunity to continue their high school academics without losing time or high school credits. The teen drug and alcohol rehab program has been featured on the Dr. Phill show, in a segment called Dangerous Fads in subject of “Huffing” one of teens’ new addiction.

It is never too late to prevent and/or stop an addiction. You as a parent of a family member can prevent a tragic outcome. Don't let your child become a statistic.

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