MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy or Molly, is primarily a recreational drug that causes euphoric feelings, increased empathy with others, and enhanced sensations. Sounds and colors are often experienced more intensely, making MDMA a popular recreational drug at raves and music festivals.
Currently, it is in Phase III clinical trials for use as a therapeutic aid in the treatment of PTSD, and has been granted “Breakthrough Therapy” status by the FDA.
It is most commonly taken as an oral tablet that comes in a variety of shapes and colors, but it can also be snorted or smoked.
MDMA can be deadly when combined with other drugs (especially PMA/PMMA), and can also be deadly on its own at high doses.