THE FACTS ABOUT MDMA

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What is it? MDMA, (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), known as Ecstasy or Molly, is a synthetic psychoactive drug.  Ecstasy is the pill form of MDMA.  Molly is the slang for “molecular” that refers to the powder or crystal form of MDMA.  Molly is often mixed with other drugs and substances and is not pure MDMA or safe to use.
How is it used? MDMA or Ecstasy is taken orally in pill or tablet form.  These pills can be in different colors with images on them.  Molly is taken in a gel capsule or snorted.
What does MDMA do to the body and mind? • As a stimulant drug, it increases heart rate and blood pressure.  Users may experience muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, chills, or sweating • It produces  feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth, empathy, and distortions in sensory and time perception. • Feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and memory difficulties are other effects. • It can seriously deplete serotonin levels in the brain, causing confusion and sleep problems.

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Did you know?
True or False?
• DEA has labeled MDMA as a Schedule I drug,    meaning its abuse potential is high and it has no   approved medical use.  It is illegal in the U.S.
• In high doses, MDMA can affect the bodys    ability to regulate temperature, which can lead     to serious health complications and possible    death.
• Teens are using less MDMA.  Teens decreased   their past year use of MDMA from 1.9% in     2010 to 1.2% of teens using 2012. (Source: ational      Institute of Drug Abuse, 2012 ational Survey on Drug Use and ealth).
• Taking Molly is K because it is a “pure”    form of MDMA.   FASE   Fact:  Molly is often mixed with harmful drugs.   It is not safe to use.
• The effects of MDMA only last three to si    hours.  FASE   Fact:  While the high from MDMA may only    last three to six hours, the negative health and   emotional effects can last a few days to a    couple of weeks.  (Source:  www.drugabuse.gov)

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