Ecstasy (MDMA)

Ecstasy - Harm reduction tips

These tips are for genuine E - pure MDMA. However what is sold as E  may contain little or no MDMA at all. Rather it will be MDA, MDEA, 2-CB etc; pills may also contain ketamine, amphetamine, etc.


Harm Reduction

  • No use is the safe choice.
  • If you can, get your pills checked.
  • Over an hour - every hour - sip not gulp up to 600ml of water especially if you are sweating. You won't need this much fluid if you’re not sweating.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks which increase dehydration.
  • Avoid isotonic sports drinks as the potassium they contain can increase blood pressure to unsafe levels. 
  • Remember basic safety issues including safe sex.
  • Avoid E if you have heart, liver or kidney problems, epilepsy or asthma.
  • Avoid combining with alcohol or mixing drugs because this produces unpredictable effects and is a greater health risk, putting a huge strain on the heart and liver.
  • Avoid taking E if you are taking medication such as beta blockers. Consult your doctor about taking E with medication.
  • If you’re diabetic, insulin levels can be affected and you may need to monitor blood sugar levels more regularly.
  • E can cause a bad reaction if you have an anxiety or psychotic disorder or suffer panic attacks.
  • Taking a break from E use can help you regain your emotional and physical well-being. using E regularly (e.g. every weekend) can result in becoming emotionally and physically run down and as your natural immunity weakens you become susceptible to infections, colds, flu, etc.
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