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Ecstasy: substance & effect

The effects of ecstasy (MDMA) are similar to those of hallucinogens and amphetamines and also have their own spectrum of effects. Ecstasy stimulates, among other things, the increased release of serotonin and leads to an inhibited resumption. There is an effect on dopamine, noradrenaline and acetylcholine as well as other receptors.

Consumption leads to a changed perception. Ecstasy can have a hallucinogenic effect and usually acutely leads to an elevated mood - with feelings of happiness, inhibition of fears, high self-acceptance, a feeling of closeness to others and emotional connection, etc. At the same time, it has a stimulating, driving and performance-enhancing effect. Ecstasy can also have negative effects. For more information, see Ecstasy Consumption: Consequences.

NoteSince the ingredients of illegally acquired tablets cannot be assessed, the effect cannot be foreseen. Various diluents, sometimes drugs, can be added. The dosage of MDMA is also different, sometimes dangerously high. This can lead to (life) dangerous effects.

Ecstasy users sometimes only take the drug on the weekends (“weekend drug”) and are socially integrated. However, this is not always the case. If other (illegal) substances are consumed in addition to XTC - such as cannabis, alcohol, stimulants, hallucinogens and / or cocaine - the consequences can be correspondingly serious.