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What is a rave? The term “Rave" refers to a party, that usually lasts all night long, which is open to the general public. Loud, continuous "techno" music is played by DJ’s, No alcohol is present, but club drugs are available at every turn.
WHAT IS ECSTASY? Xtc (ecstasy), known by chemical name of MDMA or MDA, is manufactured in underground clandestine labs. The drug combines the hallucinogenic effects of LSD with the stimulant effects of speed. Effects last approximately 3 to 6 hours
Street Names for Ecstasy XTC E X Adam Eve Candy Bean Roll M Mollies
Effects of Ecstasy Permanent chemical changes in the brain Brain damage Liver damage Kidney failure Anxiety or panic attacks Memory loss Mood swings Disturbed sleep patterns Irritability Paranoia (delusions of persecution) Flashbacks Psychosis Poor concentration Jaw clenching and teeth grinding (pacifiers and lollypops are commonly handed out at Raves to soften these symptoms) Blurred vision Vomiting Increased blood pressure and heart rate
While someone is on an E their pupils are dilated, their mouth and throat will feel dry, there is a rise in heart rate and blood pressure, their jaw feels tense (often people chew gum to ease this), sweating increases and appetite is suppressed. How does Ecstasy Effect My Body?
How Ecstasy Effects the Body Muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, blurred vision, rapid eye movements, dizziness, & fatigue. Blood pressure & heart rate to increase to dangerous levels. Can lead to kidney, liver, or heart failure.
Problems with Ecstasy Dealers often mix Ecstasy with LSD, DXM, PCP, prescription medication, even caffeine derivatives that can speed up the heart rate to dangerously high levels. Ecstasy drains the brain of an important chemical called seratonin Ecstasy users may encounter problems similar to those experienced by amphetamine and cocaine users, including addiction. MDMA-related fatalities at raves have been reported. The stimulant effects of the drug, which enable the user to dance for extended periods, combined with the hot, crowded conditions usually found at raves can lead to dehydration, hyperthermia, and heart or kidney failure.
Risks and Recovery Ecstasy costs about $15-$60 a dose. If you stop you will become depressed and will have trouble sleeping.
A special thanks to the Scranton Times for providing this article
GHB GHB is known as the rape drug “Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid” GHB is made by drug dealers in there homes or cooking labs GHB can cause overdose GHB is often colorless, tasteless, and odorless, therefore they can be added to beverages and ingested unknowingly. GHB is often colorless, tasteless, and odorless, therefore they can be added to beverages and ingested unknowingly.
Street Names for GHB GHB, "G" (most common) Gamma-OH Liquid E Fantasy Georgia Home Boy Grievous Bodily Harm Liquid X Easy Lay Liquid Ecstasy ScoopWaterEverclearGBHSoap Salty Water G-Riffick Cherry Meth Organic Quaalude
Effects Of GHB Intoxication Increased energy, happiness, and talking Desire to socialize Feeling affectionate and playful Mild disinhibition Sensuality Muscle relaxation Loss of coordination due to loss of muscle tone Possible nausea Difficulty concentrating Loss of gag reflex Loss of short term memory
PROBLEMS WITH GHB Within 15 minutes nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances, respiratory distress, amnesia, seizures, and coma are possible. When combined with methamphetamine, there appears to be an increased risk of seizure, nausea and difficulty breathing. Withdrawal effects, including insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and sweating. Coma Seizures DEATH!!