What's the Peak Point of Ecstasy?
MDMA, short for 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is most commonly called ‘ecstasy.’ The man-made drug produces energizing effects similar to the stimulant class of amphetamines. Find out what the peak point of ecstasy is and how long a high lasts.
The main psychoactive ingredient in ecstasy is 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine OR MDMA made of chemical variations of amphetamine and methamphetamine. Ecstasy is a legal narcotic and can be mixed with a variety of other psychoactive drugs, most commonly hallucinogens like mescaline. MDMA is a ‘mood elevator’ that produces a relaxed, euphoric state. Black market tablets vary in strength and ingredient mixture.
A drug achieves peak concentration after administration into the body. The main finding conducted on ecstasy is that while MDMA dose is increased, the rise in MDMA concentrations does not follow in proportionate numbers which could indicate non-linearity. For most people, a ‘hit’ of the drug will last 3-6 hours. It takes 15 minutes to enter the bloodstream and 45 minutes later the person feels ‘high.’ That is the peak level. People who use MDMA might feel hyper at first. Some will experience changes in perception and enhanced sense of touch.
Ecstasy, ER, XR, CR Peak Levels
Ecstasy is not available in extended-release and long-acting form. It is most often available in tablet form and is usually ingested orally, although some report taking it in other ways. MDMA is available in powder form, such as gel tabs and is sometimes snorted and occasionally smoked but rarely is it injected.
Dangers of Long Term Use
Ecstasy users rarely discuss the negative effects as it is widely known but people who enjoy the drug’s benefits seek the rewards rather than look at risks. MDMA produces long-term deficits in serotonin function and it has been implicated in many psychiatric disorders including depression and anxiety. MDMA users may experience more psychopathology than non-users. People who use MDMA may become severely dehydrated and experience difficulty regulating body temperature in what is called hyperthermia. Serious heart and kidney problems can result. MDMA is dangerous in higher doses or when multiple small doses are taken within a short period of time.
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