Ecstasy or MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a powerful stimulant synthetic drug that is used recreationally, most often in club or party settings. Ecstasy has psychoactive properties and produces intense feelings of euphoria, empathy, increased energy, and an increased desire for social bonding.
In pill or tablet form, it is usually referred to as ‘ecstasy’ and is likely to contain a cocktail of other substances. In powdered form, the drug is usually referred to as MDMA and is typically snorted or dabbed on the gums.
Ecstasy use is commonplace among club-goers. Statista reports that in 2019, there were over 2.5 million users of ecstasy in the U.S. in the past year. For many, it is merely another part of the weekend. Unfortunately, many users may not realize the dangers that come with frequent use. While some people can use ecstasy on occasion and not suffer any dire consequences, for others, it can become a problem.