Research articles about the effects of Ecstasy.
Effects of Ephedrine
The stimulant effects of ephedrine fall mid-way between those of caffeine and amphetamine. These include alertness, energy, and exercise tolerance, increased heart rate and raised body temperature.
Ecstasy and Sex
Therapeutic uses of Ecstasy
MDMA was originally developed as a pharmaceutical product, patented in 1913 by Merck as a slimming product, but never marketed.
Ecstasy resurfaced in the 1980s as a tool in experimental psychotherapy, particularly in resolving relationship and marital difficulties, before the drug was declared illegal in the USA following an increase in recreational use.
Government impose strict controls on 36 ecstasy-type substances
Proposals to clamp down on 36 ecstasy-type substances were contained in a consultation letter issued by the Home Office. The 36 substances are, like ecstasy, derived from phenethylamine. The proposals would bring these 'designer drugs' under the control of the Misuse of Drugs legislation which would allow courts to impose heavy penalties for manufacture, dealing and possession.
Ecstasy and Driving
Ecstasy and related drugs (phenethylamines) are stimulant drugs chemically related to amphetamine, but with other psychoactive (entheogenic) properties affecting mood.