MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), popularly known as ecstasy or, more recently, as Molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. It produces feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth and empathy toward others, and distortions in sensory and time perception.
NIH-National Institute on Drug Abuse
Drug Facts: MDMA (Molly) (NIDA-2013) Spanish
MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse (NIDA Research Report Series-2006) Spanish
MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly) Statistics and Trends (NIH-2013)
The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA) (NIDA-2007)
Teaching packet that explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy) (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Club Drugs: MDMA, Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, and Ketamine (American Family Physician-2004) pdf
Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet (Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services-2012) pdf
Tips for Teens About Club Drugs (SAMHSA)