MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly) is a purely recreational drug with no known medicinal applications. It is often classified as a “party drug” or “club drug” because of its popularity among teenagers and young adults at clubs, music festivals, raves, and events where alcohol is not permitted. The use of MDMA can lead to a stay at an adolescent MDMA use treatment center.
While many individuals refer to MDMA as Ecstasy or Molly, there are slight distinctions between the three versions. MDMA describes the drug in its pure chemical form; Molly refers to MDMA in pure crystal or powder form; and Ecstasy is a diluted version with added ingredients such as caffeine or methamphetamine. The various forms of MDMA are among the most common and readily available recreational drugs today.