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Ecstasy

What is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy is the street name for a variety of drugs, all of which are similar to MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Ecstasy acts as both an amphetamine, which speeds up signals between the brain and body, and a hallucinogen, which causes things to appear without existing or existing things to appear distorted.

Street Names

Ecstasy is also known by then names “E”, “XTC”, “eccy”, or “the party drug”, and is most commonly swallowed, although it can also be snorted or injected. Ecstasy is commonly associated with music festivals, raves, and nightclubs.

Effects of Ecstasy

Use of ecstasy can cause confusion, depression, sleep problems, a craving for the drug, severe anxiety, and paranoia often weeks after taking ecstasy. The physical side effects of the drugs are muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, rapid eye movements, faintness, chills or sweating, and increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Long term use of ecstasy can lead to liver damage, as well as damage to the parts of the brain critical to thought and memory; this could lead to depression, anxiety, memory loss, and other neuropsychotic disorders.

Ecstasy and the Law

In Victoria, it is illegal to possess, manufacture and/or or supply/traffic Ecstasy. In Victoria, Ecstasy charges are related to the following:

Ecstasy Possession and Ecstasy Use
Ecstasy Manufacturing and Production
Ecstasy Trafficking

Regardless of whether the offence is for Ecstasy Possession, Cultivation or Trafficking, the court takes these matters very seriously and harsh penalties are often imposed.

Ensure that you get the best outcome by engaging the best legal defence team. Contact Doogue + George Criminal Defence Lawyers today on 03 9670 5111.