Drugs & Alcohol
- Alcohol – booze, bevy, tipple
- Amphetamine – speed, phet, Billy, Whizz
- Amyl Nitrate – Poppers
- Cannabis – bud, bush, draw, grass, resin, skunk
- Crack – rock, pebbles, stones
- Ecstasy – E, pills, little fella’s, XTC
- GHB – liquid X, liquid E, GBH
- Glues, Gases and Aerosols – solvents
- Heroin – brown, H, skag, horse, gear, smack
- Ketamine – special K, super K, vitamin K
- LSD – trips, acid, tabs, dots, microdots
- Mephedrone – bubble and meow
- Tobacco – cigs, fags, rollies
Ecstasy – E, pills, little fella’s, XTC
What is it?
Ecstasy is a manufactured drug which contains an active ingredient known as MDMA. It is usually sold in tablet form, which comes in all sorts of colours, usually with pictures stamped on them. It can also be supplied in powder form.
What are the effects?
Ecstasy has a stimulant and hallucinogenic effect. Ecstasy dilates the pupils, tightens the jaw, raises body temperature and make the heart beat faster. It takes about half an hour to take effect and can last for between three and six hours, depending on what the MDMA has been cut with.
What are the risks?
Purity of ecstasy is a real problem; there is no way of knowing what is in an ecstasy tablet. It can be cut with talcum powder, starch, glucose or any other white powder that can be found under the kitchen sink.
Because Ecstasy raises the body’s temperature and causes dehydration it is important for users to remain hydrated with water. However, drinking fluids too fast can alter the salt balances in the body, which can be dangerous or even fatal.
Ecstasy is a class A drug.
It is illegal to have, sell or give away.
The hub is Blackpool's Young Persons Substance Misuse Service, offering information and advice to young people, under the age of 19 years, around substance misuse, including alcohol, tobacco and solvents.
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