glassWhat is ecstasy?

Ecstasy is a street name for a range of drugs that are similar in structure to MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Ecstasy is related to amphetamines in structure and can have both a stimulant (speedy) and hallucinogenic (trippy) effect.

Ecstasy is illegal in Australia, and its ingredients are often hard to get. Therefore, manufacturers may substitute a wide range of substances when making the drug. It is possible that when you buy ecstasy it will contain little, or no MDMA.

Like other illegally manufactured drugs, such as speed, there are no controls on factors such as the strength and hygiene of the drug. This can increase the risks of a person overdosing, being poisoned or experiencing other adverse reactions after taking the drug.