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Long-Term Effects of Ecstasy Use

Ecstasy is of the one street names for the drug 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. Other street names include Molly and XTC. The drug was initially developed and used in the treatment of certain types of mental health disorders. Research has continued to suggest that it may have significant medical utility in the treatment of some […]

Side Effects of Molly

A synthetic drug that has both hallucinogenic and stimulant properties, Molly is the slang name for the drug 3,4-methalynedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). Molly is short for “molecule,” and the drug is supposedly a pure version of the popular club and rave drug ecstasy. Found in pills, tablets, capsules, powder, and crystal form, Molly is rarely pure MDMA, […]

Guide to Club Drugs

Club drugs are a class of mind-altering substances that got their name from being prevalent in the club and rave scene. A rave is an all-night dance party, typically attended by teenagers and young adults. Drugs are common at these events and used to enhance the overall experience. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) […]

Synthetic Drugs and Research Chemicals

In the last few years, stories have circulated in the news media about drugs known as bath salts, K2, or Spice that result in erratic, violent behavior in those who use them. New types of drugs with similar reactions and stories seem to pop up on a regular basis, making it seem that there is […]

Long-Term Effects of Ketamine

All drugs, whether legally prescribed, over-the-counter medications, or illicit recreational substances, have side effects on the body. Whenever a drug is used medically, an effort is made to balance the risk of side effects with the perceived benefit of the drug as a treatment for mental or physical conditions. However, this balance is rarely considered […]