Many college students and young adults who go to raves or clubs take party drugs like MDMA (ecstasy). MDMA affects brain neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. It causes a surge in serotonin levels which is associated with an initial mood-elevating effect, but quickly changes to negative consequences of poor memory, depressed mood, anxiety, and paranoia. If you or a loved one are struggling with using MDMA, please come visit South Bay Connect Treatment Center to get the treatment you need.
Adverse effects of MDMA include: dehydration, high blood pressure, illogical or disorganized thoughts, panic attacks and seizures. Potential long term health effects of MDMA include depression, anxiety, concentration difficulties, aggression and a decrease in cognitive abilities. Please see Dr. John Tsuang at South Bay Connect Treatment Program so that he can get you the care you need.