MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

MDMA pill
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3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception (awareness of surrounding objects and conditions). It is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception. Learn about the health effects of MDMA and read the DrugFacts

Common Names

Adam, Beans, Clarity, E, Hug, Love Drug, X, XTC

2.2% of high school seniors used MDMA in the past year.

Source: 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey

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