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A.K.A: MD, Ecstasy, E, Molly

MDMA is a stimulant drug that is also an empathogen. MDMA pressed into pill form and sometimes mixed with other stimulants, such as caffeine, is often referred to as ‘ecstasy’.

MDMA speeds up your brain and body functions and can make you feel energetic, confident, and emotionally connected to people around you. It can also make you feel dizzy, agitated, sweaty and anxious.

The effects of MDMA can last for up to 5 hours and are sometimes followed by a comedown, where you may experience low mood, irritability, and anxiety.  

How to be safer when using MDMA

  • Use drug checking services to make sure it isn’t a different drug. If you can’t get to drug checking services, use a reagent test.
  • MDMA is usually swallowed as a pill or mixed into water. If swallowing, wait an hour for the effects to kick in before deciding to take more.
  • If snorting, use clean straws and surfaces and rinse out your nose with a saline rinse.
  • If you can’t test it, take a lower amount in case it is something else.
  • Stay hydrated and look after yourself during the comedown.
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