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HistoryMDMA was first synthesized in 1912 by Merck chemist Anton Köllisch. It was then left alone for 65 years. In the 1970s, it became used recreationally, In the 1980s, it became illegal. It is one of the four widely used illicit drugs. Below marijuana, it attracts more first time users in America.

Symptoms & Signs-Increased heart rate-Blurred vission-Difficulty sleeping-Pupil dilation-Increased body temperature-Erectile dysfunction-Nausea

What is MDMA?-An illegal amphetamine-based synthetic drug with euphoric and hallucinatory effects, originally promoted as an adjunct to psychotherapy

Swallowed, Snorted, or Injected.

Molly, XTC, Ecstasy, & X.

The Club Drug

MDMA is taken orally, usually as a capsule or tablet. It was initially popular among Caucasian adolescents and young adults in the nightclub scene or at weekend-long dance parties known as raves. More recently, the profile of the typical MDMA user has changed, with the drug now affecting a broader range of ethnic groups. MDMA is also popular among urban gay males—some report using MDMA as part of a multiple-drug experience that includes marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine, sildenafil (Viagra), and other legal and illegal substances.

What Treatment Options Exist?-There are no specific treatments for MDMA abuse and addiction. The most effective treatments for drug abuse and addiction in general are cognitive-behavioral interventions that are designed to help modify the patient’s thinking, expectancies, and behaviors related to their drug use and to increase skills in coping with life stressors. Drug abuse recovery support groups may also be effective in combination with behavioral interventions to support long-term, drug-free recovery. There are currently no pharmacological treatments for addiction to MDMA.

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Christopher Simone11.22.12Period 3


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