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What is Ecstasy?

Ecstacy is a popular party drug that can be sold in pill form (Ecstasy) or crystal/powder form (MDMA). It was introduced into the UK during the late 1980s. Recreational use is often associated with rave culture, dance parties and music festivals, throughout Lanarkshire at house parties (GAFS) and on the streets

Recently, it makes headlines, linked to deaths of young people due to the fact the pills can be very strong and lead to overdoses and long term health issues.

This blog post will outline some key facts on Ecstacy, so if you decided to take it in the future you are more aware of its effects and the tell-tale signs of overdose.

Nicknames/Street Names

Eccies, Ecto, Ecto-Swedge, E, Disco Biscuits, Swedgers, Pills, Doves, MDMA.

What is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy comes in pill form. The pills are often coloured with their own branded stamp on them (these can vary from branded company names i.e. Rolex, Mercedes, Apple to cartoon characters or even politicians). Pills are usually swallowed but can also be crushed up and snorted.

What is MDMA?