Ecstasy/Molly (MDMA) Club Drugs and Teens

Teens and Club Drugs

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What Is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy is an illegal drug that has effects similar to hallucinogens and stimulants. Ecstasy’s scientific name is “MDMA” or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. That word is almost as long as the all-night dance club “raves” or “trances” where ecstasy or Molly is often used. That’s why ecstasy is called a “club drug.”

MDMA is synthetic. It does not come from a plant as marijuana does. MDMA is a chemical made in secret labs hidden around the country. Other chemicals or substances are often added to or substituted for MDMA in ecstasy tablets, such as caffeine, dextromethorphan (cough syrup), amphetamines, and even cocaine. Makers of ecstasy can add anything they want to the drug. So the purity of ecstasy is always in question.

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What Are the Common Street Names?

Slang words for ecstasy are

  • E
  • XTC
  • X
  • Adam
  • Hug
  • Beans
  • Clarity
  • Lover’s speed
  • Love drug
  • Bumping
  • MDMA
  • Molly
  • Mollies.

How Is MDMA Taken or Used?

Ecstasy is usually taken by mouth in a pill, tablet, or capsule. These pills can be different colors, and sometimes the pills have cartoon-like images on them. Called “bumping,” some MDMA users take more than one pill at a time.

How Many Teens Use Mollies?

The University of Michigan researchers survey students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades on their behaviors and attitudes about MDMA use. NIDA-funded researchers are released each year. According to the 2020 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey:

From 2017 to 2019, the percentage of teenagers who said they used Ecstasy in the past 12 months roughly doubled for eighth graders from 0.8% to 1.7%, for 10th graders from 1.2% to 2.6%, and for 12th graders from 1.8% to 3.6%. 

Is MDMA Addictive?

Like other stimulant drugs, MDMA appears to have the ability to cause addiction. That is, people continue to take the drug despite experiencing unpleasant side effects, and other social, behavioral, and health consequences. No one knows how many times a person can use a drug before becoming addicted to it or who is most vulnerable to addiction. A person’s genetic makeup, living environment, and other factors probably play a role in their susceptibility to addiction.

Get help for addiction to MDMA today. Our counselors are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you locate treatment for addiction to Molly or any other drugs or alcohol. We have lists of local and out-of-state, private therapy rehab centers that specialize in teen addiction.

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