Ecstasy (MDMA, XTC): Street Terms: MDMA, Ecstasy, XTC, E, X, Beans, Adams, Hug Drug, Disco Biscuit, Go, Adam, hug and love drug.
MDMA, known as Ecstasy, is a chemical that is usually taken orally as a capsule or tablet. It is a man-made drug that is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens. It distorts the perception of time and the sense of touch. Taking it causes chemical changes in the brain that affect your mood, appetite and sleep.
It causes the excessive release of the important neurotransmitter, serotonin, which controls mood, sleep, pain, appetite, and other behaviors. By releasing large amounts of serotonin, It causes the brain to become significantly depleted of this important neurotransmitter, which contributes to the negative behavioural problems (depression, sleep problems, etc) that users often experience for several days after taking it.
GHB (Liquid Ecstasy)
Street Terms: Liquid ecstasy, soap, scoop, easy lay, Georgia home boy, grievous bodily harm, liquid X, goop
GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate, or gammahydroxy-butyric acid) is a depressant that is usually available in odorless and tasteless liquid form. It can also be sold as a powder or pill. It takes effect 10-20 minutes after it is ingested and its effects typically last up to four hours.
GHB has been used in “date rape.” It can be colorless, tasteless, and odorless, and has been added to beverages and ingested without the victim’s knowledge. It can also cause anterograde amnesia (loss of memory), which makes it difficult for victims to recall what happened or identify his/her attacker.
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