What is MDMA?

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What is MDMA? It is a synthetic drug that acts as both a hallucinogen and a stimulant. MDMA gives you energy, distorts your perception of time and space, and supercharges your senses. People who use MDMA often report that they have a greater sense of empathy or self-awareness after they take the drug.

MDMA is known by its more common name, Ecstasy. The difference is that you take MDMA in a capsule or tablet form. It is more common to use the drug in this form than as Ecstasy. MDMA can also come in various forms depending on the combination of substances that it contains.

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What Is in MDMA?

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact ingredients in MDMA, because researchers have found a wide range of substances inside the drug, such as:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Ketamine
  • Caffeine
  • Ephedrine
  • Dextromethorphan (DXT)
  • Heroin

It is also common to find other illicit drugs in MDMA, such as phencyclidine (PCP) and cocaine. All of these drugs may produce a different high or other feelings. What they all have in common is that the combination is designed to create a super high that lasts a long time.

If substances within MDMA has led to addiction, the drug and alcohol detox center provides support and medical supervision for addiction recovery.

What is Molly?

Another popular form of MDMA is known as Molly. When people ask, “What is MDMA?”, what they are often asking is about Molly, perhaps the most popular form of the drug today. Molly is the crystalline powder form of the drug that users consume in capsules.

While there are some differences between Molly and Ecstasy, they are minuscule, at best. One of the biggest misconceptions about Molly is that it is purer than Ecstasy. However, the reason for this is that, like Molly, Ecstasy can contain a wide range of substances that make it more lethal or contaminated. Molly can also contain contaminated substances, making it just as deadly as Ecstasy.

What Are the Effects of MDMA?

When you consume MDMA in capsule or tablet form, you will start to feel the effects 30 to 45 minutes later. Once the euphoric effects peak, they can last for up to three hours. Once the effects start to wear off, a person may take more MDMA to continue the effects. This often leads to severe health problems, stroke, heart attack, or fatality. A person can suffer both psychological and physical problems as a result of ongoing MDMA use.

Who Uses MDMA?

Although MDMA started as a prescription medication, it has since been altered, synthesized, and marketed as a drug you would find in dance clubs, college campuses, or concerts. The majority of users range from ages 18 to 25 in the U.S. In addition, the majority of ER visits are from the same age range.

Molly, MDMA, and Ecstasy have been popularized in movies and music. The cultural attachment in clubs is why the substance is still in widespread use. Simply put, kids often take it because it’s cool.

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