MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse! The so-called “club drug” MDMA continues to be used by millions across the world, despite evidence of its potential harmful effects.
MDMA Addiction, Abuse, Withdrawal and Treatment!
MDMA is a psychoactive drug that produces social and psychological effects in the brain. MDMA stands for 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, but it has been given several other nicknames which refer to its effects and its availability in adultered forms (being added to other substances such as foods or drinks or even other drugs illegally) such as E, X, Ecstasy and XTC. Psychoactive drugs are chemical substances that affect the functioning of the brain by speeding up or slowing down brain activity or distorting thinking.
Tolerance, Dependence and Addiction!
Prolonged use of MDMA develops serious effects in the brain. With time, more of the drug is needed to bring the brain to a certain level of ‘highness’ and this is called tolerance. Tolerance develops into dependence and addiction where the mind will experience withdrawal symptoms if the drug is not taken.