Ecstasy is used mostly by teenagers
The recent study found that the use of MDMA (ecstasy) has increased in all age groups. This is the second consecutive year, there has been an increase among 10th and 12th graders; and the first increase among 8th graders.Problems with the use of Ecstasy Many problems Ecstasy users encounter are similar to those found with the use of amphetamines and cocaine. Psychological difficulties can include confusion, depression, sleep problems, severe anxiety, and paranoia. Physical problems can include muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating. Use of the drug has also been associated with increases in heart rate and blood pressure, which are special risks for people with circulatory or heart disease. Recent research also links MDMA (Ecstasy) use to long-term damage to those parts of the brain critical to thought, memory, and pleasure.