Persuasive Essay On Ecstasy Drinks

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The temptation to pop an Ecstasy (or also known as MDMA) pill in the concert is high. Loud music, flashy lights, raving music, and the desire to fit in further to tempt young teenagers and adults to take the drug. The pill promises them a good night, as it releases large amounts of the chemicals serotonin and oxytocin in the brain, making the person relaxed and euphoric. The essence of the drug may trap the user for those few hours, but it is important to remember that pleasure is not the only thing that is being welcomed in their body. The physical pain comes slowly as the user gets drawn into the addiction. The pain is a complex experience that can affect the user’s thoughts, moods, and behaviors(specify- make it more concrete). Ecstasy…show more content…
Experienced ecstasy users claim to have felt a sense of belonging to the music, the people, and the environment of the event. They are able to enjoy their surroundings without tiring themselves for hours. The drug stimulates a strong sense of community—an important aspect that is not usually present for the many young event goers. However, the happiness is not always gained in the same dosage every time. After a while, users need higher doses to get the same effect. This leads to dependence and addiction for those users of the drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 43 percent of ecstasy users become dependent on the drug. Users are aware of the negative consequences of ecstasy, but their dependence on it prevents them from stopping to use the drug. However, Ecstasy is used medicinally to relieve victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It allows them to relive their depressing experiences more easily in order to overcome the disorder. More importantly, the drug lets the patients relieve their traumatic experiences without being overwhelmed, by activating the area of the brain responsible for controlling fear and stress. In the long-run, PTSD patients are able to reduce their fear. However, the negative side effects of ecstasy make it unlikely for the drug to become an official treatment of mood

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