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A synthetic drug with amphetamine-like and hallucinogenic properties. MDMA comes in a tablet form that is often branded with symbols such as the Playboy bunny logo, the Nike swoosh, etc. Considered a “club drug.” Users sometimes take MDMA at “raves,” clubs, “techno” parties, as well as various college campus social events.

Commercial and Street Names

Ecstasy, Adam, E, roll, X, EXT, hug drug, CK, M&M’s, Molly.

Effects of MDMA

Users report intensely pleasurable effects – including an enhanced sense of self-confidence, energy, and sociability. Other effects can include involuntary teeth clenching, a loss of inhibitions, transfixion on sights and sounds, nausea, blurred vision, chills and/or sweating. Increases in heart rate and blood pressure, as well as seizures, are also possible. Death from kidney or heart failure due to hydration or hyperthermia has occurred at raves.

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Ecstasy tablets. Source: DEA

After-effects can include sleep problems, anxiety and depression. Long-term effects of repeated use may damage the cells that produce serotonin, which regulates mood, appetite, pain, learning and memory. May disrupt or interfere with memory.

Sources: DEA; NIDA InfoFacts, LSD, May 2006

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