Understanding Ecstasy, MDMA, and Molly
Ecstasy or molly is the street name for a version of MDMA, or 3,4 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine. It is an illegal, synthetic drug classified as a stimulant with potentially hallucinogenic properties. Both ecstasy and molly are made from MDMA. However, ecstasy is used to describe a designer version in pill or tablet form; molly is used for the white powder or crystal-like substance.
Although molly is marketed as a pure form of MDMA, there is no way for users to know what’s in it. Molly and ecstasy may be cut with other ingredients, including:
- Rat poison
MDMA in its pure form is difficult to come by. MDMA is classified as a Schedule I Controlled Substance. If you or someone you care about has a problem with ecstasy, get in touch with us now for help.
Ecstasy Effects and Abuse
Ecstasy and molly are mostly common found at dance clubs and raves, allowing the user to take advantage of their heightened sensations. They promote a feeling of well-being, happiness and friendliness. These drugs enhance the user’s sense of sight, sound, smell and touch. The effects of Ecstasy use include:
- Heightened senses
- Calmness and relaxation
- Long-lasting energy
- Empathy for others
- Lowered inhibitions
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Addiction to Ecstasy/MDMA
Recognizing an ecstasy addiction can be difficult because the drug lacks obvious withdrawal symptoms and is often used among young people in social settings. Continued use of ecstasy can lead to psychological and physical dependence.
Criteria include developing a tolerance to ecstasy, spending an extraordinary amount of time trying to get it, and using more of it than intended. Find out more about the criteria of diagnosing an addiction.
Treating an Ecstasy Addiction
If you or someone you care about is struggling with an ecstasy use disorder, now’s the time to ask for help. Learn more about treatment for ecstasy abuse and addiction or call us right now for more information on your options.