Is It the Perceived Dream or a Living Nightmare?
Findings released in 2007 by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, revealed that approximately 12.4 million Americans, translating to about 5% of the US population aged 12 and above experimented on Ecstasy at least once in their lifetimes.
Reports from the 2007 survey show that population samples of 2.3%, 5,2% and 6.5% of eighth, tenth and twelfth graders had used Ecstasy at least once.
92% of the total population that become a regular user of Ecstasy switch to other drugs such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and amphetamines.
The Imaginary Love Pill off with the Mask
Ecstasy, often referred to as “the love pill” borrows the nickname from its ability to raise normal view of color, sound, and users claim that it heightens sensations when caressed or touched by another person especially during sexual activity.
Ecstasy has a few traces of hallucinogens which are ideally responsible for making people feel or see things that aren’t in the real world. Hallucinogens are capable of taking one back to a nostalgic feel, whether sad or scary.
Perceiving Ecstasy as a “Love pill” is just mere propaganda. But one thing is for sure, Ecstasy tampers with one’s emotions and may even cause depression, anxiety, lack of concentration and other mental disturbances.
“You are safe clubbing as long as you don’t engage in taking Ecstasy. Once you begin taking the pill, every advice goes to the trash bin. You will start to believe that the drug is life changing and contrary to the previous advice. Once you start taking Ecstasy, that ship has sailed; it’s too late.”- Pat (a recovering addict).