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Ecstasy Use in Teens

Ecstasy or MDMA, called "Adam" or "X" on the street, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine - like properties. Here are some facts about the effects of ecstasy use in teens, pictures and abuse information.

Ecstasy and Teens: Is My Teen Using Ecstasy?
Ecstasy is a club drug teens use to feel euphoric when they are partying at a club or all night rave. In this article parents will find information and resources to help determine if their teen is using ecstasy.

Teen Drug Use Facts: Ecstasy Statistics
Ecstasy statistics on teens using ecstasy and more facts about this teen drug use problem.

Effects of Ecstasy
Brain imaging research in humans indicates that Ecstasy causes injury to the brain, affecting neurons that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.

Speed and Ecstasy Drug Use Linked to Teen Depression
Parents, here is another good reason to actively prevent teen drug use in your home. A five-year study found that 15 to 16-year-olds who took MDMA (ecstasy) or speed (amphetamine) had a 70 percent greater risk of suffering from teen depression a year later.

Study: Teen Ecstasy Use Rising Fast
Calling it the "rave generation's cocaine," a nonprofit antidrug group is putting out a stern warning about Ecstasy, an increasingly popular drug that is being embraced by more and more teens.

NIDA for Teens: Facts on Drugs - Ecstasy
Ecstasy is a slang term for MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a name that’s nearly as long as the all-night parties where MDMA is often used. That's why MDMA has been called a “club drug.” It has effects similar to those of other stimulants, and it often makes the person feel like everyone is his or her friend, even when that’s not the case.

Ecstasy Use Among Teens Up Two-Thirds in The United States
According to the The 22nd annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, teen ecstasy use has increased 67 percent between 2008 and 2010.

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