Death by Ecstasy

Girl taking Ecstasy
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Ecstasy is one of the most popular party drugs ever to curse mankind. Disguised as “fun” and taken liberally by many club goers, this drug is not what is seems to be. With the rise of the new age of health, more and more individuals are taking better care of themselves physically, through more balanced diets and sometimes taking the leap to veganism. People do care about their bodies, but some don’t even bat an eye when it comes down to this simple solution for their lack of excitement in the clubs.

There are countless instances of this drug causing irreversible damage. A 16-year-old was reported dead after taking ecstasy disguised as something called a “purple ninja turtle” pill. A 22-year-old woman died in the hospital after taking ecstasy earlier that night at The Box club in Crewe. A 17-year-old teenager from Liverpool, out clubbing for her first time, after taking an ecstasy pill called “MasterCard” which contained twice the normal dosage. The most alarming story was in Manchester. There were three 12-year-old girls, who had somehow got their hands on ecstasy and all three ended up hospitalised that same day. Ecstasy is not a toy and not something to mess around with. Analogous with directly ingesting poison with the hopes of it giving you some pleasure but with a risk of death.

Ecstasy has other more long-term effects, including:

  • Brain damage, impairing memory and judgement
  • Irreversible nerve damage
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Overall kidney failure
  • Cardiovascular failure and collapse

Children, teens and young adults would be well off to steer clear of this drug. Their livelihood and overall happiness can be ruined from the long-term effects alone and with the possibility of death with every dose, it is not worth the risk for the “heat of the moment” high. Addiction to this drug is no longer for the supposed “fun” it produces, but for the user to not feel the withdraw (as with most other drugs). The pain of withdrawing from this drug can be so much that the user feels as if they absolutely need to have it in order to feel normal.

It is true that ecstasy and other drugs are very dangerous and there are numerous different reasons why individuals still take it regardless, most commonly due to lack of information or education on the aftermath of the drug itself. Even meeting an ex-addict who has experience with this drug was enough to teach several of my friends why they should not use this deadly drug. The stories I have heard from ex-addicts turned me off the drug entirely when I was younger and just starting to use drugs for the first time. But if someone is already using this drug, then they need to seek a proper drug rehab with proven results in getting users off hard drugs.

If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction, contact Narconon UK. Their all natural and holistic drug rehabilitation program has helped a significant amount of people around the world get drug free and lead better lives. Contact them today.




Devin was born and raised in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana where drug and alcohol abuse was a normal occurrence in families especially after Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of families homeless with easy access to drugs and alcohol to “relieve their pain.“ He was introduced to drugs at a young age and has now been drug-free for over 6 years.