Speech 4 - Ecstasy is a very toxic stimulant drug which has...

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Ecstasy is a very toxic stimulant drug which has a psychedelic effect and has no accepted medical use in the United States. It comes in small tablet or capsule form and as powder that can be snorted or smoked. Other names for ecstasy are Adam, Doves, or just E. More than 90 percent of the ecstasy in the U.S. comes from the Netherlands and Belgium, where the drug is also illegal. There are so many different types of ecstasy tablets because multiple illegal labs exist all over the world. Unlike real laboratories, these labs have no guidelines for cleanliness or scientific procedures. Any number of contaminants could enter the product due to filthy conditions. In the 1970s, ecstasy was given to psychotherapy patients because it helped them open up and talk about their feelings. This practice was stopped in 1986 when studies showed that ecstasy caused brain damage. It makes users experience a rush of good feelings (a high) and makes someone's feelings much more intense, whether they're good or bad. Ecstasy increases heart rate and can cause dry mouth, clenched teeth, blurred vision, chills, sweating, or nausea. It can make some users feel anxious, confused, and paranoid, like someone is trying to hurt them or is plotting against them. Ecstasy may cause direct damage to brain cells that are involved in thinking and memory. If a person takes Ecstasy, his or her body can dangerously overheat during dancing or other physical activities, which can lead to muscle breakdown, kidney, liver and heart damage, and even death. Taking the drug can cause seizures, brain swelling and permanent brain damage. The effects of
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