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.

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.

The variations of MDMA come in powder, liquid or pill form. The pill versions, most commonly called Ecstasy, resemble candy and come with stamped pictures in a variety of colors. These pills, however, are not pure MDMA and can be synthesized with traces of heroin, methamphetamine, ketamine and/or cocaine. Because the end-user can rarely be certain of exactly what additives constitute any particular pill, it is difficult to predict what the physical response will be when the drug takes effect. The additional chemicals or substances included in the pill can also increase the likelihood of dependency or repeat usage.

Adverse Effects of MDMA, Ecstasy or Molly Include:

  • Increased internal body temperature without relief, leading to overheating of the body
  • Extreme dehydration
  • High levels of depression immediately afterward
  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Increased sexual response, leading to potentially dangerous sexual activity
  • Disconnection with fear or caution when high
  • Decline in motor coordination
  • Reduced memory and learning ability
  • Problems with the jawbone and teeth due to clenching
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Disinterest in relationships with family and friends
  • Increased tolerance requiring higher dosage to achieve the same high

Treating Behavioral and Emotional Issues Connected to MDMA Addiction

At Stonewater, treatments are focused toward enhancing natural moods and teaching adolescents to find happiness in sober lifestyles. Instead of depending on MDMA to change the mood or heighten the experience of life, our program will help adolescents unlock those passions through art, mindfulness, their faith or sports.

Drugs like MDMA dramatically change lives for adolescents as the drug pushes unnatural rewards into the system that cannot be maintained naturally by the brain and body. At Stonewater, we believe in therapies that regulate natural mood response and show teens how replacing artificial highs with healthy experiences can create positive, natural rewards.

Stonewater’s MDMA addiction treatment program will help your loved one learn to boost energy and improve moods so that they can naturally enjoy life, substance free. Recovery is possible and, whether your adolescent has begun experimenting or is already showing signs of dependency, Stonewater is here to discuss their future and start the recovery process. Call us today at 662-259-8474.