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MDMA -The Party Drug

            MDMA, which stands for Methylenedioxymethaphtamine, is most commonly known as Ecstasy. Some of the other commonly used street names for this drug include: "Molly", "E", "XTC", "Lover's Speed", and "Love Drug", but as of late, it is most commonly referred to as Molly. The main effects of this drug include: increased energy, feelings of pleasure and emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception. Molly is classified under the category of "Club Drugs". Club drugs are a generalized term for numerous illicit drugs which are primarily synthetic. These types of drugs are most prominently used and seen at nightclubs and raves. Other drugs in this category include: ketamine, GHB, GBL, BZP, and Rohypnol. .
             Molly is a manmade drug and it produces energizing effects similar to Amphetamines as well as psychedelic and hallucinogenic effects similar to Hallucinogens. Molly increases the activity levels of at least three neurotransmitters in your body. These neurotransmitter are: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Serotonin controls your mood and.
             Reference 1: Normal Brain Scan v. Brain Effected by MDMA social behavior. Under the influence of Molly, your body releases more serotonin, which can explain the effects of feeling more relaxed, sociable, and more self-confident. While under the influence of Molly, the body tends to release less dopamine. Dopamine causes a surge of euphoria and increased energy and activity. Once those effect wear off the user can feel lonely and depressed, and they also may have a loss of appetite. The changes of these neurotransmitters can attribute to the increased heart rate and blood pressure that can be effects of the use of the drug. According to the US Government, Molly is a Schedule I substance, meaning that the drug has no medical benefits, and has an extremely high potential for abuse. Today's research shows that much of the Molly made today contains other drugs in addition to the MDMA.

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