MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), popularly known as ecstasy or, more recently, as Molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. It produces feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth and empathy toward others, and distortions in sensory and time perception. Learn more
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- NIDA for Teens: MDMA (Ecstasy)
- Message from NIDA's Director on Ecstasy Research.
- Research on MDMA - 2002 statement before the House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, Committee on Government Reform (Archives)
- Ecstasy Abuse and Control - 2001 statement before the Senate Subcommittee on Governmental Affairs (Archives)
Scientific meeting report: Results of a July 2001 NIDA/NIH conference on Ecstasy
- Ecstasy: What We Know and Don't Know About MDMA, A Scientific Review - Executive summary and full report (Archives)
- MDMA/Ecstasy Research: Advances, Challenges, Future Directions - A Scientific Conference - Videocast, posters, participant list, etc. (Archives)
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