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  • MDMA (also known as ecstasy) is an illegal synthetic drug that is classed as an empathogen (increases feeling of empathy and compassion towards others) but also acts as a nervous system stimulant.
  • In high doses, MDMA can cause hallucinations and floating sensations, as well as seizures and vomiting.
  • In some cases, MDMA can contribute to death as a result of heart attack, stroke, overheating or if a person drinks too much water.
  • In an emergency, dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance. Ambulance officers are not obliged to contact the police.
  • If taking MDMA, think about your setting, who you are with, and your dosage. It is helpful to have a plan in place in case of emergency or if you start to feel unwell.

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Reviewed on: 19-05-2023