MDMA (Ecstasy) Addiction

MDMA, or ecstasy, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. It is often called XTC.

MDMA possesses chemical variations of the stimulant amphetamine or methamphetamine and a hallucinogen, most often mescaline. It is frequently used along with other drugs, but rarely used with alcohol. It gained popularity at “raves” or late-night parties and clubs.

MDMA is used in table form and ingested orally. It is sometimes snorted in powder form or smoked. It is rarely injected.

Nicknames for MDMA 

  • XTC
  • Adam
  • Candy
  • Happy Pill
  • Scooby snacks
  • Vitamin X
  • Snowball

Effects of Ecstasy Usage

Short-term Side Effects:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Dehydration
  • Exhaustion 
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Muscle cramping
  • hallucinations

Long-term Effects

  • High blood pressure
  • Faintness
  • Paranoia 
  • Panic attacks
  • Seizures
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Heart failure
  • Extreme heat stroke


  • MDMA sold in clubs in the United States costs about $20 to $30 per unit.
  • MDMA traffickers use brand names and logos on their product. Those often are tagged with items such as lightening bolts, four-leaf clovers, butterflies and the like.


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