Ecstasy Signs Of Abuse
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Ecstasy Signs Of Abuse

What are common ecstasy signs of abuse?

If someone is using ecstasy or is high on ecstasy, you may notice changes in his or her behavior. Be on the lookout for general drug use symptoms as well as the specific physiological and behavioral effects of ecstasy. Another clue? Possessing the childlike paraphernalia common in rave/club circles where drugs are present. Here is a list of ecstasy signs of abuse to watch out for:

General warning signs that your loved one could be using drugs, including ecstasy signs of abuse:

  • Change in peer group; new friends
  • Change in sleeping pattern; awake for extended periods of time
  • Drop in grades, irregular school attendance; lost interest in hobbies, sports and other favorite activities
  • Hostile and uncooperative
  • Household money has been disappearing
  • Loss of goals and motivation

Specific ecstasy signs of abuse:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Headaches, dizziness (from hangover/after effects)
  • Muscle tension
  • Panic attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Possession of pacifiers (used to stop jaw clenching), lollipops, candy necklaces, mentholated vapor rub
  • Severe anxiety
  • Sore jaw (from clenching teeth after effects)
  • Vomiting or nausea (from hangover/after effects)
  • Symptoms of abuse:
  • Dilated pupils/slow reacting pupils
  • Rise in pulse rate
  • Rise in body temperature/dehydration
  • Mood lift
  • Distortion of reality
  • Increased awareness of stimuli/ smell/touch/sight
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Chills/sweating
  • Erectile dysfunction in males

Dangerous ecstasy signs of abuse

  • Dehydration resulting in too much water being taken causing in imbalance of blood chemistry
  • Very high body temperature
  • Desire to do more to stave off after-effects
  • Depression and severe psychological crisis
  • Liver toxicity
  • Panic attacks
  • Neurotoxicity

Ecstasy signs of abuse that the person is "high"' on the drug:

  • Blurred vision, rapid eye movement
  • Chills or sweating, high body temperature, sweating profusely, dehydrated
  • Confusion
  • Faintness
  • Paranoia or Severe anxiety
  • Trance-like state
  • Transfixed on sights and sounds
  • Unconscious clenching of the jaw, grinding teeth
  • Very affectionate

Additional ecstasy signs of abuse and paraphernalia associated with rave/club culture:

  • Child-like costumes such as angel wings, glow sticks, glowing jewelry, children's backpack, teddy bears/children's toys, pacifiers
  • Signs of excessive water consumption at unusual times, such as bringing multiple water bottles to parties/raves or having an unusually large amount of empty water bottles in his or her bedroom or car

Monitoring your child or loved one is an important way to help them remain drug free. Know where they go, who they are with, ask them what they are doing and do not take no for an answer. If you think that your child or loved one is using watch for the warning signs and take action to seek assistance for them. Wouldn't you rather your child or loved one be angry with you than sick, overdosed or even worse? If you feel that your child or loved one is in need of help do not be ashamed to ask for it. Please contact us at anytime to speak with one of our highly trained addiction rehabilitation professionals.


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