Ecstasy, illegal in almost every country around the world has been found to still be one of the biggest markets in the illegal drug industry. Ecstasy has a short history and is first found being used medically, until being using as an illegal drug. Ecstasy produces effects that are unique to the drug and also causes various side effects in the body. Over the years United States federal agencies have been trying to work on removing the ecstasy population. Controlling the flow of ecstasy requires an educated public and a well-trained federal agent.
History of Ecstasy
The word ecstasy is derived from the Greek language and defined as state of exaltation in which the self is transcended. The word covers a range of phenomena from mysticism to spirit possession. Ecstasy was first discovered by Merck pharmaceuticals in 1912. Ecstasy is MDMA, or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It belongs to a family of drugs called “entactogens,” which literally means “touching within.” Other drugs in this category include MDA, MDE and MBDB. In the 1970?s MDMA was used as a treatment in mental wards. Many of the patients taking MDMA experienced relaxation that allowed them to be
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