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Ecsctasy & MDMA

No matter why you came to this page, either you decided to buy ecstasy or MDMA, or to use some of the products listed on our website, maybe it’s maybe it’s just curiosity to learn or you are worrying about one of your relatives, we will give you answers and leads about harm prevention in order to limit aggravating factors associated with ecstasy or MDMA use.

MDMA is substance related to amphetamines (3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine).

Also known as ecstasy or molly when it’s in the form of pills of different shapes and colors (often stamped with a logo), it can be cut with other substances (amphetamine, caffeine, or medicine). MDMA can also be sold as powder or capsules.

Effects

Ecstasy is a stimulant. It relaxes, increases communication and empathy and gives a feeling of well-being. It can lead to insomnia and fatigue. Ecstasy tends to increase sex drive but can also cause impotence as well as male or female anorgasmia. The effects can be felt about 30 minutes to an hour after the use. The effect peaks after 2 to 3 hours and wears off the next hours (comedown).

Harm

It increases heart rate and body temperature and dehydrates. It can lead to drowsiness, fainting, hyperthermia and acute dehydration. It can also cause nausea, headaches, cramps, panic attacks and increases the risk of psychiatric episodes for vulnerable people. Mixing it with alcohol or medicine increases all those risks.

With repeted use

Frequent use can lead to weakening, weight loss, depression, harm to the liver and degradation of nervous cells.

WARNING

Comedown: the days following the use, feelings of exhaustion and depression are common. Using ecstasy is not recommended in cases of cardiovascular issues, epilepsy, asthma, hepatitis, kidney failure, diabetes, psychological issues, or in association with medicine treatments.

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IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
• In any case call or have somebody call 112 or 15 (in France)
• if the person is conscious :
- keep him/her awake by talking to her.
• if the person is uncounscious : undo his/her tight clothes, check if he/she’s breathing and put him/her in recovery position
• stay with him/her until emergency services arrive and inquire about the location of a defibrillator