What is Ecstasy?

Research has been conducted on the physical and psychological effects of ecstasy use. Below you will find some graphs presenting the results of a study conducted with 329 young people who were using ecstasy. The bars on the first two graphs represent the percentage of people in the study who experienced each side-effect.
 
Source: Topp, L., Hando, J., Dillon, P., Roche, A., & Solowij, N. (1999). Ecstasy use in Australia: Patterns of use and associated harm. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 55, 105-115.
 

 

 

 
The bars on this last graph represent the percentage of people in the study who were using other drugs in addition to ecstasy. As you can see, ecstasy users tend to get mixed up with other harmful drugs.
 
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