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Ecstasy / MDMA Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Ecstasy

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Updated September 21, 2013

The so-called "club drug" MDMA continues to be used by millions of Americans across the country despite growing evidence of its potential harmful effects. 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, or "Ecstasy") has gained a deceptive reputation as a "safe" drug among its users.

This illegal drug, which has both stimulant and psychedelic properties, is often taken for the feelings of well-being, stimulation, as well as the distortions in time and sensory perceptions that it produces.

MDMA first became popular in the "rave" and all-night party scene, but its use has now spread to a wide range of settings and demographic subgroups. According to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 10 million people have tried MDMA at least once.

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What Does MDMA Do to the Brain?

Is MDMA Addictive?

What Do We Know About Preventing MDMA Abuse?

Are There Effective Treatments for MDMA Absue?

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