MDMA stands for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA is commonly known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly” and is a very popular recreational drug amongst teens and the young partying crowd at nightclubs, raves and music festivals. For this reason, it is also commonly known as the “club drug.” MDMA is a synthetic drug with psychedelic properties similar to hallucinogens such as mescaline. The drug MDMA has a high potential for abuse and is categorized as a Schedule I substance.

What is MDMA Used for?

Research about the use of Ecstasy or Molly in treating patients with PTSD and terminal cancer patients with anxiety is still ongoing. MDMA is usually taken in the form of a pill, tablet or capsule. The pills are available in different colors with cartoon-like artwork on them. The slang Molly is used for MDMA when talking about its pure crystalline powder form. Apart from the harmful effects of Ecstasy itself, much of the drug found on the streets contains impurities such as caffeine, amphetamines, PCP, or cocaine, which enhances the ill effects.

MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse

MDMA (Ecstasy) abuse can lead to dangerous and even lethal effects. The ‘high’ or ‘trip’ of MDMA lasts for about 3 to 6 hours. After taking the drug, it takes only minutes to enter the bloodstream and reach the brain where it increases the activity of neurotransmitters. This affects the body by changing the person’s mood, sex drive, sleep and sensitivity to pain. In some cases, the person becomes anxious, agitated, irritated and suffers from chills, excessive sweatiness or dizziness. The effects of Molly are so strong that people have reported drug abuse symptoms weeks after the first use. If taken repeatedly over a long period of time, MDMA can cause major damage such as cardiac arrest, coma or even death.


Street Names for Ecstasy

Ecstasy or Molly (MDMA) is commonly referred to using the following street names:

  • Adam: A street slang used when talking about Ecstasy or Molly to avoid naming the real thing and avoid attracting unwanted attention.
  • Clarity: The use of Ecstasy enables the users to feel an increased ‘clarity’ about their existence even if it’s for a short span of time. Thus, the street slang came into being.
  • Eve: The idea that the use of MDMA as a drug takes the user back to the paradise gave rise to Eve becoming a slang.
  • Lover’s Speed: Ecstasy or Molly is sometimes called Lover’s Speed because supposedly, it enhances the sensation when one touches or caresses another person lovingly.
  • Peace: Another street slang for MDMA which refers to the drug’s ability to make the user feel at peace.
  • Uppers: A slang term used for MDMA which refers to its ability to enhance the activity in the brain and give an overall uplifting feeling.

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What is MDMA Used for?
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