Ecstasy Essays

  • Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy is one of the street names for MDMA (the chemical name is N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine). MDMA is an amphetaminelike drug with hallucinogenic properties. People taking the drug get a sense of increased energy, euphoria and a curious feeling of empathy. While we know something about the short-term effects of ecstasy use, we do not have a very good understanding of the long-term effects. The short-term effects of the drug are related to the amount taken. If the dose used is relatively

  • Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy is a very popular designer drug. It is said to give complete euphoria for up to 6 hours. It came around in the 80’s and is becoming more popular now. It’s real name is MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-Methylamphetamine). It is a dangerous high and is more popular with young people. In the following paragraphs are some information about the drug. Ecstasy is sold on the streets and is illegal as a schedule 1 drug, along with heroin and cocaine. It has many street names like beans, X, E, rolls, etc

  • Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy MDMA, or Ecstasy, was first made in a lab in Germany in 1912. The German pharmaceutical company E. Merck patented it in 1914, not as a medicine, but as a chemical for making more useful drugs later on. MDMA was forgotten until 1953, when the United States Army funded a secret University of Michigan study to develop chemical weapons. After learning that MDMA was non-toxic, the government put it back on the shelf. Rumor says that the drug was tested for mind control purposes, or as a “truth

  • Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy is Methylene Dioxymethamphetamine, often abbreviated as MDMA. This drug is a member of the same family of drugs that include amphetamine and LSD. I once believed that ecstasy was a mixture of methamphetamine and LSD, but as I researched, I found out that it has its own chemical structure. Ecstasy is not a mixture of other drugs; it is something all its own. Ecstasy alone makes people biased towards ecstasy without even doing the research necessary to judge it. There are some 500,000 regular

  • Ecstasy Abuse

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    of Medicine and Surgery Title of Article: Navy Medicine Steps Up to Help Prevent Ecstasy Abuse A)     Talks about how the military is not protected by ecstasy abuse. They may have a zero tolerance mentality about it but that still does not stop people from accessing it. The Navy found a medicine that makes hiding of having the trace of ecstasy on a person harder to hide. They found a better way to detect ecstasy with a certain drug exam that is ahead of technology. Instead if a normal test for

  • Ecstasy and the Youth

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    The legalization of a Rave has not prevented the illegal taking of the drugs. This means that there are a lot of young people indulging in Rave culture and recreational drug taking every weekend. Rave has provided an environment where drugs like ecstasy are socially acceptable. Rave like other cult is self-stupefying and refuses to question the taking of the drugs affecting its continual and successful existence. “Recreational drug users often see only benefits only from drug use and at this stage

  • Ecstasy Abuse

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    Ecstasy Abuse For many people the drug of choice would be marijuana, but in recent years that trend has been changing. The drug of choice for today’s young adults is MDMA or ecstasy. Unlike marijuana which has long term affects, ecstasy can kill a person with one hit. It is a very dangerous drug, and is spreading like wildfire in the United States. Most teenagers take the drug without knowing the side affects such as depression and brain damage ( With more people trying the drug

  • MDMA or Ecstasy

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    the 1970’s, it was known as the “love drug.” The following decade, many witnessed the popularization of the “happy drug.” This drug is chemically known as MDMA, or methylenedioximetamphetamine. To many of the younger generation, it is dubbed as “Ecstasy” or “XTC.” MDMA is a powerful stimulant and mood changer that accelerates your body system and modifies your perception of the world. It is not a drug created from nature, but from laboratories and garages. It can produce stimulant and psychedelic

  • Generation Ecstasy

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    book report I read Generation Ecstasy. There was so much information in the book about the rave scene and "ecstasy", I didn't know where to begin. It's been ten years since the English seized on Detroit techno, Chicago house, and New York garage as the seeds of what's generally agreed-over there, at least-to be the most significant music since punk, and they're celebrating with a slew of historical studies. Simon Reynolds attempts to bridge the gap with "Generation Ecstasy," an exhaustive compendium

  • Should Ecstasy be legal?

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    “Ecstasy”, a drug with many different opinions and views, is often viewed as a killer, which is a stretch of the truth. The drug is sometimes thought of as one of the worst things in the world, but also as the best. Health issues are a problem and there have been some deaths .The deaths though are no way near the number of alcohol or cigarette deaths. How could such a beautiful word be considered such a horrible thing . Ecstasy can kill, but you can die tomorrow by being hit by a car or getting shot

  • Ecstasy: Greater Affects on Women?

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    Ecstasy: Greater Affects on Women? Ecstasy: Are Women More Susceptible To Brain Damage? The rave scene. It’s becoming a popular way to ‘kick-back’ for high school and college kids. “Everyone” is doing it at parties. Unfortunately, this party isn’t all fun and games. Drugs are prevalent at raves. Ecstasy, one of the most popular drugs abused there is like the tiny insects that aren‘t widely feared, but can be deadly. It looks small and innocent, but its more harmful than you may think. Ecstasy

  • Drugs Abuse: Trading Health for Euphoria

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    Ecstasy is chemically known as MDMA or Methyline Dioxymethamphetamine (WWW1). Similar to other amphetamine derivatives, Ecstasy is a stimulant to the central nervous system. Ecstasy was first synthesized in 1914 in Germany and was distributed as an alternative to the appetite suppressant, MDA (WWW2). As people became more knowledgeable about the euphoric effects of this drug, the demand for it became larger and larger. In the 1960's, Ecstasy was characterized as the "love drug". It was also used

  • Analysis Of Keats Ode On A Grecian Urn

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    Ode on a Grecian Urn Throughout his “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, Keats uses innocent, unfulfilled images painted on the urn, to demonstrate the theme of innocence and eternal beauty.      In the first stanza the speaker standing before an ancient Grecian urn, addresses the urn, preoccupied with its depiction of pictures frozen in time. This is where Keats first introduces the theme of eternal innocence and beauty with the reference to the “unvarnished bride of quietness”(Keats). Because she has

  • Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy Methylenedioxymethamhetamine, the compound used in the drug Ecstasy, was developed in Germany in 1914 as an intermediary substance to pave the way to alternative therapeutic medicines. Presently, MDMA is used for a subculture in America and all over the world of "ravers" who spend their weekends taking this unique drug because of its seemingly mind- expanding properties. The truth about this drug is that it fools the body's senses by releasing too much serotonin and possibly permanently

  • My Childhood Memories: Sexual Assault

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    Every day growing up, I remembered the nasty, horrific acts forced upon me in my childhood. At the young age of five, a family friend sexually assaulted me for the first time. He touched me inappropriately, and forced me to touch him back. These activities continued for about three months without my mother's knowledge. I experienced sexual assault again at the age of nine. My mother, brother, and I were swimming in a hotel pool. One of my mother's friends tried to teach me how to swim. During

  • Use Of Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy in Australia Ecstasy or “E” or “molly” all share a common root, MDMA. Ecstasy is a hallucinogenic drug which can greatly affect one’s mind. The use of Ecstasy throughout the world has greatly increased over the years due to the easiness of obtaining it. However, Ecstasy is more common in one country rather than the rest. In Australia, Ecstasy is the highest abused illicit drug in the country; Ecstasy greatly affects their economy, their population and their public policies.

  • Gender Ecstasy

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    During the Middle ages, females are required to have an orgasm in order to bear a child. Moreover, men are strictly required to let the women feel the ecstasy and orgasm or else, the church will investigate the male’s genitals, and if proven incapable, the church can separate the couple even if they are married. The feeling of ecstasy and orgasm is highly linked with the sexual performance of both parties. The feeling of satisfaction is taken into consideration ever since the history of sex

  • Ecstasy (MDMA)

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    serotonin will be destroyed, which could be a permanent effect. Works Cited Bigelow, Barbara. “Ecstasy (MDMA).” UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances. Kathleen Edgar. Volume 3. New York: Thomas Gale, 2006. Print. “NIDA InfoFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy).” National Institute on Drug Abuse. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dec. 2010. Web. 8 Mar. 2011. Lopez, Marsha F., Ph.D. "Ecstasy (MDMA)." Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students. Ed. Stacey L. Blachford and

  • The Spirit of Ecstasy

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    The Spirit of Ecstasy For over 100 years there has been a car brand that leaves the impression of quality, reliability, and luxury. This brand is Rolls-Royce. The combination of Fred Royce and Charles Rolls created the brand in the early 1900’s. Rolls Royce is targeted at a particular audience. Their branding however is still impacting on all audiences; just certain people can afford it. Rolls Royce is idolized in the eyes of the public, from rap videos to mega millionaires. When you can

  • The History of Ecstasy

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    History of Ecstasy MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, beans, rolls, or just plain X. This drug has a long history, which began almost 90 years ago. In 1912 Merck, a German pharmaceutical company, first synthesized MDMA (Erowid). MDMA was then patented in 1913 or maybe 1914 (patent #274.350) by the same German company supposedly to be sold as a diet pill (The Invention). The patent has no mention of any intended uses of the drug. There are other urban legends associated with Ecstasy, such as in