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Ecstasy

A recreational/club drug taken as ecstasy pills or as MDMA powder.

Also called:

  • Beans
  • Brownies
  • Cowies
  • Crystal
  • Dizzle
  • Dolphins
  • E
  • MD
  • MDMA
  • Mandy
  • Mitsubishis
  • Molly
  • Pills
  • Pink Superman
  • Rolexs
  • Superman
  • Xtc

Quick info

How the drug works varies from person to person

How you might feel
‘Loved-up’, alert, energised and/or anxious, panicky, paranoid.
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Effects on your body
Tingly, confused, faster heart rate, higher body temperature.
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How long it takes to work
20 - 30 mins on average.
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How long the effects last
2 - 4 hours on average.
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Common risks
Overheating and/or dehydration. Drinking too much water to cool down can also be dangerous. Taking a whole pill in one go is dangerous because you don’t know how strong it is.
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Concerned about...

Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency