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1.     What is a "rave"?
     an all-night dance party
2.     Ecstasy belongs to a family of drugs called "____________________________________."
     enactogens
3.     MDMA and Ecstasy are not the same thing. True or false?
     false/ They are the same thing.
4.     About how much does a dose of Ecstasy cost?
     between $15 and $20
5.     Ecstasy is usually taken in what form?
     pill form
6.     What is meant by "doing rolls"?
     pressing an Ecstasy pill into a chocolate candy roll, and then re-rolling and re-wrapping it
7.     Ecstasy stimulates the release of what neurotransmitter?
     serotonin
8.     Ecstasy is a psychoactive drug. True or false?
     true
9.     What is a "side effect"?
     any experienced effect that is different from the intended effect of the drug
10.     In the 1970s, psychological therapists used Ecstasy for what reason?
     to facilitate marriage counseling sessions
11.     Ecstasy did not become popular among young adults until the late 1990s. True or false?
     false/ It became popular in the late 1980s.
12.     What is "bruxism"?
     teeth grinding
13.     What do Ecstasy users use to deal with bruxism?
     pacifiers and lollipops
14.     Why do rave parties usually have a massage room?
     Ecstasy can cause painful muscle spasms.
15.     What is a "trip guide"?
     a friend who watches over a person who is using Ecstasy
16.     What is "candy flipping"?
     using Ecstasy and LSD together
17.     Ecstasy weakens a person's ______________________________________________ and _________________________________________________.
     communication capabilities/ social barriers
18.     Ecstasy use can create physical and psychological consequences. True or false?
     true
19.     While a person's high on Ecstasy, he/she might not notice if he/she has hurt himself/herself. True or false?
     true
20.     An abnormally fast heart rate is known as "____________________________________."
     tachycardia
21.     What are "trimes"?
     muscle spasms in the jaw
22.     Ecstasy can improve a person's sexual performance. True or false?
     false/ It impairs sexual performance.
23.     Users can develop a(n) ____________________________ to Ecstasy's rewarding effects.
     tolerance
24.     After the "high" wears off, Ecstasy users are exhausted for a few _____________________________.
     days
25.     Ecstasy is an appetite suppressant. True or false?
     true
26.     Ecstasy use can cause permanent brain damage. True or false?
     true
27.     What percent of the brain's serotonin can be depleted because of Ecstasy abuse?
     90%
28.     When fluid gathers in brain tissues, a condition known as "___________________________________" is present.
     cerebral edema
29.     Why should someone who's taking Ecstasy be sure to drink water at regular intervals?
     A danger of dehydration exists.
30.     Why is it that drinking too much water after using Ecstasy can lead to death?
     The brain can swell and sodium levels in the body can become dangerously low.
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