Author: Alex Thompson

A Guide to Taking Ecstasy as Safely as Possible

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In addition, common synthesis routes involve hazardous chemicals such as formaldehyde, ammonium chloride, and mercury. That’s because, although aluminum does react readily, it tends to form aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide forms a tightly interlocking crystalline layer over the remaining aluminum, sealing it off and protecting it from further reactions. This ability is the reason that you aren’t allowed to take or ship mercury on jets, which are usually made from aluminum. A spill of mercury could create a chemical ‘rot’ in the structure of the plane as the now unprotected aluminum continues to react with moisture and oxygen in the air.

Most of the time it will kick in after about 45 minutes to an hour, but it’s best to wait at least an hour-and-half to be sure of the effects. And finally, if you’re buying your MDMA in a crystal or powder form, then some extra precautions are probably called for. “Dipping” from the bag can be risky, as there’s little to no way of keeping track of how much you’re taking in each hit or how much you’ve already had. If you can, get your hands on some scales and some gelatin caps—the latter should also be going cheap at your local pharmacy—and prepare your own carefully measured doses. The standard dose of an MDMA cap is typically between 70 and 125 milligrams, but half-doses will give you more control over how high you’re getting, and how quickly. Take a crumb or one small hit of powder and really focus on what the effect is.

Have a shower—a cold one, if you can manage it—and replenish yourself with some water and half-decent food. Dark fruits, nuts, and fatty, omega 3-heavy fish like salmon is ideal, but if we’re being honest you’re probably just ordering takeaway to your door anyway. That’s fine too—just as long as you’re eating something to try and fill the cold, dead hole that’s growing inside you. MDMA education website RollSafe suggests drinking about two glasses of fluid per hour if you’re dancing—ideally something with electrolytes in it, like Gatorade—and one glass per hour if you’re not. If you can’t get your hands on electrolytes, make sure you eat some salty foods.

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If the drugs make you feel speedy, nauseous, anxious, hot, or uncomfortable in literally any way, you should reconsider taking them. Despite some 100 years of police, politicians, and lawmakers telling us drugs are bad, about half a million Australians will have wilfully taken an ecstasy pill by the end of this year. On a purely survival basis, that may seem reckless—but there are good reasons why people take illicit substances. Drugs are usually euphoric, invigorating, and enlightening, as almost anyone who’s ever used them recreationally will attest. It’s therefore worth stressing that pure, unadulterated ecstasy will still kill you if you ingest too much.

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List 1 might be thought of as the ‘hot as hell’ list of suspicious precursors, like safrole and psuedoephedrine. By itself (with no evidence that you plan to make illegal drugs) it’s not a crime to have a gallon of sassafras oil or some red phosphorus. If you can find somebody willing to sell you either (within the US) you aren’t doing anything illegal by buying them. Instead, the law applies to importers, manufacturers, and distributers. It is illegal to produce, import, or sell List 1 chemicals without the proper government permits and documentation. So, it’s legal for you to have sassafras oil (which is regulated as if it was pure safrole.)  However, you aren’t allowed to import or sell it or make your own without a permit.

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is committed to delivering original, truthful, accurate, unbiased, and medically current information. We strive to create content that is clear, concise, and easy to understand. Alternatively, there’s a full book version of the same guide called “Beyond Addiction” which is excellent, or you can buy the PDF of the 20 minute guide.

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Whether that happens reliably on, say, eBay is another question, but hobbyist chemists should give it some serious thought before ordering a List 1 chemical. One of the ways MDMA can be fatal is by triggering a condition known as “serotonin syndrome”, where the body loses its ability to regulate heat. This is particularly worrisome in already hot settings, and so it’s important to keep tabs on how you’re travelling temperature-wise. If you’re feeling inordinately hot, you may be at risk of overdosing.

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She was transported to Westmead hospital shortly thereafter, arrived unconscious, and quickly went into cardiac arrest. After four hours of attempted resuscitation she was declared dead. These kits are essentially a litmus test for drugs, offering a rudimentary method of figuring out what a pill’s main ingredient is—whether it be ecstasy, meth, ketamine, or something else. Pour a little bit of your pill or powder onto a plate, remove the cap of the reagent bottle, squeeze a few drops of the substance (usually a combination of formaldehyde and sulfuric acid) onto the sample and wait to see what colour it changes to. By comparing this against the colour chart provided, you should be able to get some loose indication of the pill’s main ingredient. People will continue to take drugs—blindly, for the most part—and many will subsequently run the risk of overdose and death.

Although many chemicals are closely watched, glassware and most lab equipment is generally unwatched and unrestricted, although there are some local exceptions. There’s also the Special Surveillance List, which in spite of it’s name isn’t nearly as restrictive as, say, List 1. If your company makes or sells an item on this list, you are expected to report on your inventory, etc. and to make a reasonable effort to identify your customers. So, if Bob’s Super Supplement Company wants to buy a pill press from you, the government expects you to make some effort to make sure that’s a real business/customer and not just a fake name with an address at an abandoned warehouse.

  1. The end result, after 8 hours of constant stirring, is the ketone MDP2P.
  2. Taking ecstasy mixed with other drugs also increases the risk of addiction and polydrug use.
  3. Merck patented it in 1914, but pharmacological studies on it began only in 1927.
  4. It is a member of the methylenedioxybenzene group of compounds.

Later, Alexander Shulgin synthesized MDMA in 1965 and embarked on a series of self-experimentations. His positive experiences led him to popularize the drug within the psychotherapeutic community. By the 1970s, underground labs were manufacturing it, partly as a legal alternative to close relative MDA, that was scheduled in 1970. MDMA gained popularity in the 1980s, particularly within the rave scene.

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But if the authorities won’t provide information and tools for harm minimisation, we will. This content has been created strictly for harm reduction purposes, and you should note that the only way to be perfectly safe using MDMA is to not take it at all. The same is true with alcohol, skydiving, and sex – the only way to be perfectly safe in these activities is to not do them.

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MDMA is structurally related to the amphetamine class of drugs, which includes methamphetamine and its homolog MDA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Like methamphetamine, MDMA exists in two enantiomeric forms (R and S). MDMA is found on the street as the racemic mixture (both R and S enantiomers). Try and get some relatively decent sleep—as naturally as you can in your state—and if possible drop a Berocca or two before you rest your weary head. When you do finally rise, make sure you reimburse your body for the punishment you’ve just inflicted upon it.

At the time, Merck was systematically developing new medications to stop bleeding. MDMA, originally called “methylsafrylaminc,” was discovered as an intermediate step in the synthesis of a drug named methylhydrastinine. Originally, Merck synthesized MDMA by adding hydrobromic acid to safrole and then subsequently reacting the brominated product (bromosafrole) with methylamine. MDMA was thus merely a precursor and didn’t arouse much interest initially.