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The Far-reaching Physical Effects of Ecstasy


MDMA, Molly, or ecstasy . . . whatever name you want to use, this synthetic psychoactive drug can be downright nasty.

With results similar to mixing amphetamines and mescaline, ecstasy is popular because it gives the user euphoric feelings by distorting perceptions and playing with the pleasure center of the brain. The long term effects of using this club scene drug, however, will reach your brain, mind, and body. When a user first begins taking ecstasy, it increases their serotonin levels. But with time, the area of the brain that produces this becomes damaged and can actually block the serotonin from doing what it was originally meant to do. If you can’t get happy anymore, life is going to be pretty depressing. The physical effects of ecstasy are hidden but show up over time. Long term ecstasy use may also result in the reduction of overall brain mass. Increased heart rate and blood pressure, another complication of ecstasy use, can lead to heart palpitations, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Dehydration can then lead to kidney and liver damage or failure.

Things you may want to consider when thinking about rolling with Molly . . .

Are any of these worth suffering with for a lifetime, for an hour of “escape”?

Memory loss

Hard time sleeping

Lack of concentration


Anxiety / mood swings


Lowered inhibitions and increased sex drive

(unprotected sex leads to STIs in addition to risqué behavior endangering your physical safety)

Continual use can lead to addiction, and subsequent withdrawal issues

(problems with relationships, money, work, and the law)

Banyan Treatment Center is here to help you or your loved one break the habit before it gets worse.

Addiction is an uphill battle. We understand this so call us today with your questions and concerns.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
The Far-reaching Physical Effects of Ecstasy
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