WHAT IS ECSTASY

The American Heritage Dictionary defines ecstasy as “intense joy or delight.” Despite its peppy name, the illegal drug ecstasy can damage nerve cells in the brain. Ecstasy, also known as 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine or “MDMA” for short, is a stimulant related to the drugs mescaline and amphetamine. Other names for MDMA are “Adam,” “XTC,” “Doves” or just “E.”