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Mixing Ecstasy with Alcohol or Other Drugs

Ecstasy is a dangerous drug on its own, but many users are always mixing ecstasy with alcohol or other drugs. Ecstasy produces a grand feeling of euphoria and awareness of one’s surroundings and the environment. It also gives the user a sense of empathy and arousal. Users think that by mixing ecstasy with alcohol, their euphoria lasts longer and their sexual arousal is more intense than when only using one substance. Once this high wears off, the person experiences depression, anxiety, and problems sleeping. Some ecstasy users say that they have negative side effects when combining it with alcohol.

What is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy or MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is a synthetic drug. It alters mood and perception. This substance is similar to stimulants and hallucinogens and produces pleasure, emotional warmth, increased energy, and a distorted perception of time. Ecstasy is popular on the nightclub scene, and individuals use it at “raves” and other parties. It is also commonly called “Molly.” This drug is a Schedule I Controlled Substance, which means it has no legal purpose. Ecstasy causes hypertension and elevated body temperature, both of which can be extremely dangerous.

People who use ecstasy normally take it as a capsule or tablet. However, some snort it as a powder or swallow it in liquid form. Some individuals who purchase this drug as “Molly” in the powder or capsule form end up getting bath salts instead of ecstasy. Due to the stimulant effect of ecstasy, individuals don’t eat, sleep, or drink as they should. They sometimes stay up partying for 24 to 48 hours by taking more and more of the drug as it wears off. Doing this can be a potential for an overdose which can cause effects such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Panic attacks
  • Lightheadedness
  • Extreme increase in body temperature
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Organ damage and other complications from the increased body temperature

These effects can cause heat stroke, heart failure, and deaths because of exhaustion or dehydration. Some individuals mix ecstasy with alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs, which can also be highly dangerous.

Mixing Ecstasy with Alcohol and Other Drugs

Mixing ecstasy with alcohol increases the dangers of dehydration severely. When users mix these two substances, they can have harmful effects such as paranoia, sleep problems, severe anxiety, permanent or long-lasting damage to the brain, especially the parts that affect memory, judgment, and thinking. Mixing ecstasy with alcohol can also lead to rapid hyperthermia which can damage kidneys, liver, and cause heart failure resulting in death. Mixing these two substances can be even more deadly for teens as the damage to their young bodies can be even more severe.

Some individuals take Ecstasy before doing LSD. They say that the Ecstasy enhances the hallucinatory effects of the LSD and they avoid having bad trips when doing the ecstasy beforehand. Many smoke cannabis after the wild rave parties to help them come down from the stimulant effects of the ecstasy. When ecstasy is mixed with cocaine, the potential for life-threatening effects is doubled. Each of these drugs can have these effects on their own without the other mixed in the scheme of things.

Seek Treatment for Addiction to Ecstasy or Any Other Substance

If you are struggling with addiction to ecstasy in addition to any other drugs or substances of abuse, there is help available for you to recover fully from these addictions. Many individuals have polysubstance addictions; polysubstance addiction means they are addicted to more than one substance. Many treatment centers specialize in this type of drug addiction and can help you return to your life previous to any drug dependence or addiction.

Don’t wait any longer. There are many agencies which can advise you and give you information on choosing the right treatment
facility for your needs and preferences. Get in touch with them today and start your recovery program.

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