Ecstasy is a drug made from different chemicals and contains both amphetamines and hallucinogens. The amphetamines are stimulant drugs that speed up the brain and the central nervous system. Meanwhile, the hallucinogens in ecstasy cause users to see, hear, feel, or smell things that are not really there. In addition to the threats that the hallucinations from ecstasy pose, there are other reasons to seek a New Jersey detox center and purge your body of the drug.
Unknown Additives Are Harmful
Ecstasy is made illegally and sold as small tablets in various sizes and colors. It can also come in powder form to be inhaled through the nose. Because the form of ecstasy can vary drastically in appearance, it is impossible to recognize when the drug is mixed with other substances.
People who make ecstasy often mix or cut the substance with other things in order to sell more of the drug to consumers. Most of these substances added into the tablet or powder can have severely unpleasant and harmful effects.
Overdose and Bad Reactions Cause Medical Complications
An overdose of ecstasy can happen to anyone. When a person overdoses, very high blood pressure and body temperature, as well as a rapid heartbeat can occur. These reactions in and of themselves can cause a multitude of possible medical complications for a user. Furthermore, some people have died after having a bad reaction to ecstasy, with many other deaths happening as a result of overheating and dehydration caused by the drug.
Get Help from a New Jersey Detox Center for Ecstasy Abuse
If you or someone you know has been abusing ecstasy, the Discovery Institute can help. Contact our facilities today for medical detox services as well as other treatment to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.