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. Read the DrugFacts
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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)
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Drug Abuse - National Library of Medicine, NIH
- www.abovetheinfluence.com - Office of National Drug Control Policy
- healthfinder.gov - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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- Clinical Research Studies from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) - a NIDA coordinated network of research institutions conducting human trials on drug abuse solutions.
- Research Studies at NIDA Intramural Research Program - located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NIDA. (). MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly). Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/mdma-ecstasymolly
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