Informative Speech On Ecstasy

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Welcome to the most hyped club of the century! Here you’re welcome to hit it off at the dance floor or cool down in the chill room. Intensify you club experience with 3,4- methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or what is better known as ecstasy. Let’s get down to business and talk about the popularity of this drug, along with its destructive nature. Zooming into the brain, neurons release chemical substances that are called neurotransmitters. These chemicals are responsible for daily life and basic bodily functions. Ecstasy primarily targets many parts of the brain that contain the neurotransmitter called serotonin. Serotonin can be found in parts of the hindbrain and the midbrain. Because serotonin is found in these areas, ecstasy can heavily effect their functions, whether they are harmful or pleasurable. For example, the hippocampus and the cortex are responsible for both learning and memory; thus, MDMA can damage one’s learning ability and ability to remember. Serotonin is associated with functions such as mood, …show more content…
Previous studies have found that there is physiological damage due to ecstasy’s effect to deplete serotonin levels of the hypothalamus. This area of the brain is associated with the regulation of body temperature, blood pressure, metabolism, eating and drinking motivation, sleep, and sexual motivation. Due to MDMA’s effect on these functions, drug users can experience weight loss and disturbance in sleep. Besides physiological damage, MDMA has shown alarming emotional disturbances in the manner of prolong depressive and anxious states. For example, a female research subject experienced severe panic attacks following a strong dose of ecstasy. A month and a half later she continued to encounter eating disorders with weight loss and disruptions to her sleep. Even after several months she continued to have anxiety and panic attacks with fluctuating

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