Ecstasy is the popular name for MDMA but informally ecstasy usually refers to the pill form and MDMA, usually a higher strength, refers to powder form. Ecstasy speeds up the body’s reactions and functions in many different ways.
- sense of euphoria
- feelings of empathy or emotional understanding in and between individuals
- raised blood pressure
- raised body temperature
- ‘comedown’ (usually depressed and tired feeling) as effects wear off
Pills are found in varying colours and designs and powder is usually sold as brown or off-white crystal-like powder in small paper packets called ‘wraps’. MDMA can also be found in capsule form, usually in high doses.
Swallowed: Pills/capsules are typically swallowed (ingested).
Powder can also be swallowed by ‘bombing’. A ‘bomb’ is prepared by wrapping individual doses in cigarette paper.
Snorted: usually divided into lines and snorted (insufflated) via rolled up paper or ‘bumped’/’keyed’ i.e. small amount sniffed