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Ecstasy is one of many “club drugs,” or party drugs, so called because of their widespread use in nightclubs or all-night raves. Ecstasy, also known as by its scientific name of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), or by the street name Molly, mimics the chemical properties of both stimulants and hallucinogens. The result is a powerful drug that affects a user’s mood and perceptions.
MDMA is a relatively new drug. A synthetic substance, it was formulated in a German lab around the turn of the 20th century, although it didn’t enter the United States until the 1970s. Initially used in clinical settings by psychiatrists, the authorities soon realized the danger it posed to users and to society. By 1985, the DEA had officially banned Ecstasy.
Because of its relatively recent use in clinical trials, some people still believe Ecstasy is harmless. It’s not. Others believe it has valid therapeutic benefits. It does not; hence, its classification as a Schedule I drug, which makes it illegal to sell or use for any purpose—whether recreational or medicinal.
In addition to distorting a user’s sense of time and place, Ecstasy can boost energy, increase pleasure, and create an artificial sense of emotional warmth. It can also lead to crippling addiction and severe health repercussions. Don’t be fooled by the myths. Molly addiction is a serious condition that must be treated like any form of dependency.
If you or someone you know suffers from an addiction to club drugs such as Ecstasy, call RECO Intensive at (855) 799-1035. We offer specialized MDMA addiction treatment at our facility in Delray Beach, FL. Together, we can conquer addiction and create a brighter future.
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