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Research Reports: MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse

Published March 2006. Revised March 2006.

Describes the science behind MDMA (ecstasy) abuse, including what it does to the brain, whether it is addictive, and the latest research regarding prevention and treatment of MDMA.

DrugFacts—Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth Trends

Revised December 2016.

Describes high school and youth trends for drug use and addiction, as presented in the annual Monitoring the Future survey. Includes emphasis on marijuana, cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription drugs. En Español

DrugFacts—MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Revised October 2016.

Provides basic facts about MDMA, also called Ecstasy or Molly, including how it affects the brain, other health effects, and its potential for addiction. En Español

DrugFacts—Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")

Revised January 2016.

Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA)

Revised January 2007.

The fourth in a 5-part series, explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.

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