Popular names "sassafras"; "sass"; "mandy"; "medusa"
What is it?

MDA is a man-made (synthetic) recreational drug noted for its stimulant and psychedelic properties that has been used since the 1960s as a clubbing and sex-enhancing substance, with some similarities to LSD and MDMA (ecstasy).


Sought after effects
  • visual hallucinations
  • euphoria
  • heightened feelings of intimacy
Undesired effects
  • anxiety/panicky
  • sweating


What does it look like?

White powder or pills of various colours

How is it taken?

Swallowed, or sometimes sniffed