Ecstasy is an illegal synthetic, psychoactive drug, chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. As such, this illegal drug has stimulant and hallucinogenic properties giving addicts energy and increasing sensory experiences, but distorting their perceptions. It stimulates the brain’s serotonin system which affects their mood, sexuality, level of aggression and blocks pain sensors.

3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception (awareness of surrounding objects and conditions). It is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception. MDMA was initially popular in the nightclub scene and at all-night dance parties (“raves”), but the drug now affects a broader range of people who more commonly call the drug Ecstasy or Molly.

People who use MDMA usually take it as a capsule or tablet, though some swallow it in liquid form or snort the powder. The popular nickname Molly (slang for “molecular”) often refers to the supposedly “pure” crystalline powder form of MDMA, usually sold in capsules. However, people who purchase powder or capsules sold as Molly often actually get other drugs such as synthetic cathinones (“bath salts”) instead.

Commonly Known As: MDMA, E, Adam, XTC, Clarity, Essence, Hug Drug, Love Drug

Symptoms of Ecstasy Addiction

Almost 60% of people who use ecstasy report withdrawal symptoms, including:
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Inability of the body to regulate temperature/hyperthermia
  • Possible liver, kidney & cardiovascular failure
  • Increased heart rate & blood pressure
  • Teeth clenching, sweating, chills, nausea
  • Possible permanent damage to nerves

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