Ecstasy is a psychoactive substance, a hallucinogenic stimulant belonging to the phenylethylamine group. Distributed in the form of tablets and powder of a bright color.
This substance was originally synthesized for medicinal use. The peak of its popularity and maximum prevalence of a narcotic substance called ecstasy received in the 80s of the 20th century . It became an integral part of youth parties, and was used to have fun and cheer up.
Ecstasy slang names
The drug ecstasy is a semi-synthetic psychotropic substance from the amphetamine group. Very popular among young people and therefore it is called a street drug or party drug. Ecstasy is called differently:
Use in medicine and psychiatry
It was first synthesized back in 1912 by the Merck company as a drug to improve blood clotting. As a result, the composition was patented in 1914 as hydrastinin. Only 50 years after that, its narcotic properties were revealed.
Scientists have discovered a special structure of the MDMA molecule – methylenedioxymethamphetamine. And then they began to study it as a psychotropic substance.
Since about the 70s of the 20th century, the mass distribution of ecstasy began. An American chemist synthesized it and tested it on himself, gradually increasing the dose. The results of this study were collected and published in one of his works, which quickly spread in the scientific community. The scientist found out that MDMA acts on the psyche and this process can be controlled. Later, it began to be used in psychotherapeutic sessions for patients.
After some time, given the aggravation of the situation associated with the massive consumption of pills by young people, ecstasy was officially banned by law. But this did not stop its use, but on the contrary, “fueled” its popularity.