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.
In New Zealand some substances being sold as MDMA are actually synthetic cathinones (bath salts). These drugs can have more unpleasant and unpredictable effects than MDMA.
Drug Foundation Communications Advisor Feilidh Dwyer visits a thought-provoking MDMA pop-up shop in Utrecht.
You think it's MDMA - but it could be N-ethylpentylone, which is much more dangerous
Not MDMA - the public needs to be warned about Nethylpentylone