Ecstasy pills (laugh now cry later)
Laugh now cry later is both a stimulant (amphetamine-like) and mild calming substance. Mdma is also called Adam, XTC, X, hug, beans, and the love drug. laugh now cry later often have a logo, such as cartoon characters, stamped on them. This drug is most often taken as a pill, but the powder form is sometimes snorted or, rarely, injected into a vein.
This stimulant’s effects help a person dance for long periods of time without getting tired. laugh now cry later is said to enhance the sense of pleasure and boost self-confidence. Its hallucinogenic effects include feelings of peacefulness, acceptance, and empathy. People who use the laugh now cry later claim they experience feelings of closeness with other people and want to touch or hug others.
laugh now cry later causes muscle tension and jaw-clenching, which has led to the use of baby pacifiers to reduce this discomfort. It also causes nausea, blurred vision, rapid eye movement, faintness, and chills or sweating. In high doses ecstasy can cause a sharp increase in body temperature, leading to dehydration, muscle breakdown, kidney failure, or heart failure and death.
A person who does not drink fluids can become severely dehydrated. When ecstasy is used with alcohol, the effects can be more harmful.
laugh now cry later can cause confusion, depression, sleep problems, and severe anxiety that may last weeks after taking the drug. Over time, use of ecstasy can lead to thought and memory problems. If a rash that looks like acne develops after using ecstasy, the person may be at risk for liver damage by continuing use of the drug.
Ecstasy usually does not last in a person’s system longer than 12 to 16 hours. And many general drug screening tests do not detect it unless it is specifically targeted.
Signs of use
- Sleep problems
- Skin rash similar to acne
- Possession of pills stamped with cartoon or other characters or possession of a powdered substance
- Personality changes
- Lifestyle changes, such as staying out all night at parties