“Ecstasy,” “molly,” “E,” “X” and “candy” are all street names for a recreational drug usually containing methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), one of the fastest-growing club drugs in the world. It’s considered a psychedelic amphetamine or a hallucinogenic stimulant.
But what begins as “rolling on E” can instead spiral someone out of control and land one in a coma or even dead.
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Ecstasy does not always contain MDMA. Sometimes phenethylamine or MDA is synthesized in the drug; it’s a more potent psychedelic substance with a stronger and longer high than a user might be ready for. MDEA (3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine, also known as MDE) could be used as a third option. This has a shorter high than what could be expected. These unknowns are what make Ecstasy so dangerous: users never truly know what they are going to get.
Ketamine could also be added to Ecstasy or additional amphetamine (speed), and still other Ecstasy tabs will have no illegal drug content at all. From LSD to caffeine, Ecstasy tabs can contain all manner of synthetic unknowns not meant for bodily consumption.
Testing Kits Don’t Help Ecstasy Use
Many young drug users are attempting to use “responsibly” by purchasing pill testing kits. One doctor points out the problem is the tests are more presumptive field tests, going off a range of known agents and identifying what fillers it can. But the pill testing kits don’t indicate if an additive is safe for human consumption, toxic or lethal.
Ecstasy is normally consumed in a candy-like tab appearance but can also come in capsule form. Ecstasy can be injected; liquid Ecstasy is actually Gamma Hydroxybutyrate, or GHB: a nervous system depressant.