MDMA (ecstasy) is an illicit drug which can give a euphoric rush, but which has dangerous side effects. Learn about its physical effects and risks posed by MDMA use.
MDMA (ecstasy) and mental health
There are mental health implications for regular users of MDMA. Coming down on MDMA leaves users feeling depressed and anxious and the hangover effect which includes feelings of severe depression can last for several days.
Parties are about having a good time. However, party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.
Drugs and alcohol
Learn more about alcohol and a range of drugs including marijuana, ice (crystal meth) and MDMA (ecstasy).
GHB is a party drug. It has been linked to date rape and sexual assault. Find out more about the physical effects and consequences of using GHB.
Types of psychosis
Psychosis is often a symptom of another underlying psychiatric problem. It can be caused by mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or severe depression.
Substance use disorders involve using too much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and are also known as substance abuse, substance dependence or addictions.
Causes of psychosis
While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.
Drugs, alcohol and mental health
People from all walks of life take and abuse drugs. Research has revealed that around half of all people with a mental illness also have a substance abuse problem.
LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that can change the user’s perception of reality. Here’s how LSD works, its physical effects and the health risks of LSD addiction.