Ecstasy (MDMA)

Last Updated: June 12, 2018

Definition - What does Ecstasy (MDMA) mean?

Ecstasy refers to a synthetic drug that is similar to both amphetamines and hallucinogens. It is a dangerous recreational drug that can impair judgment and perception. In severe cases it can cause death to the victim due to overdose. Ecstasy falls under the category of amphetamines, a common controlled substances which pose a major threat to workplace safety. Ecstasy is the street name for the compound methylene dioxy methamphetamine and is also sometimes called Molly.

WorkplaceTesting explains Ecstasy (MDMA)

Ecstasy relates to an artificially-produced compound with properties similar to both hallucinogens and amphetamines. It can induce serious physiological symptoms including erratic behavior, alteration of mental perception, and impairment of concentration and judgment. Ecstasy is commonly associated to recreational drug abuse, and is noted for its euphoric sensation combined with psychedelic symptoms.

For employers, ecstasy use can pose considerable danger when workers attempt to operate heavy machinery or perform safety sensitive functions while under the effects of the drug. Pure ecstasy can show up under amphetamines on drug test panels that do not specifically test for MDMA seperately.

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