Even though more men than women take ecstasy more women die from it. Why? Ecstasy is also known by its chemical name, MDMA, though a big problem with it is that it’s rarely pure. Sometimes, there is no MDMA at all. Regardless of what it looks like and what it is called, you can’t be sure what’s in a pill or a powder and you can’t predict how you’ll react.
Ecstasy is a Class A drug. This means that it’s illegal to possess, give away or sell. Possessing it can lead to a prison sentence of up to 7 years or an unlimited fine or both. Supplying (which includes giving it to a friend) could lead to a life sentence or an unlimited fine or both. Remember: Having a criminal record can make it difficult for you to get a job or visa if you want to travel abroad.