The Dangers of MDMA and Party Drugs

Party drugs are commonly mixed or ‘cut’ with other harmful substances which include cocaine, ketamine and heroin, meaning that sometimes MDMA that individuals are purchasing may not even include any MDMA at all.

As you cannot be sure of exactly what drugs, or even how much of the drug is in MDMA, it is difficult to predict how it will affect you. Because of this, it may not affect you in the desired way and therefore could lead to you taking additional doses. This will put you at an increased risk of experiencing harmful side effects or even an MDMA overdose.

Effects of Drugs at a Clubbing Setting

Why are party drugs dangerous?

MDMA is also referred to as ‘molly’ or ecstasy and is known as a party drug which is often abused at raves, clubs and festivals. Even though MDMA is viewed as ‘safe’, there are many risks which are associated with its use, especially if it is used compulsively.

MDMA overdose

Overdosing on MDMA is possible, especially if it is not the only drug you are taking. Signs of an MDMA overdose include:

  • Panic attacks.
  • Seizures.
  • Feeling faint.
  • An increased blood pressure.
  • Unconsciousness.

Dangers associated with party drug use

All party drugs have a variety of dangers associated with them. These include physical, mental and behavioural side effects which could further lead to addiction. Therefore, it is important you are aware of your MDMA use and that you should seek help if you find yourself addicted to any party drug.

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