Examples of MDMA in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement In this way, Chambers’ nonprofit functions as a third space for the local community, especially those who dabble in psychedelics — substances like psilocybin (magic mushrooms), peyote, ayahuasca, DMT, LSD, ketamine and MDMA — that affect the mind and often cause hallucinations. Renée Reizman, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 In 1986, Doblin founded the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to convince the medical establishment that MDMA—otherwise known as ecstasy—has a place in mental-health care thanks to its ability to help people open up and process trauma. Jamie Ducharme, TIME, 2 May 2024 This air of legitimacy—the idea that psychedelics could be more serious drugs than cannabis—gives drugs like MDMA and psilocybin certain advantages. Jane C. Hu, The Atlantic, 8 Apr. 2024 Following a dark few months, a friend suggested that Ritchson and his wife, Cat, head to Las Vegas on an adventure to reconnect as a couple — and do MDMA. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024 But as with many of these substances, the use of MDMA as a therapeutic is not a new phenomenon. Sarah Sinclair, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 By emulating the sensation of touch, which is a remarkably effective healing modality in and of itself, Apollo can replicate some of the effects of MDMA. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2024 Two other companies have also received FDA breakthrough therapy status: psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression and to MDMA, (3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine) commonly known as ecstasy or molly, for post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 The problem facing veterans in crisis mirrors the larger issue of psychedelic therapy access for civilians: Hundreds of stories are published daily trumpeting studies that show mushrooms, LSD, MDMA and other psychedelic substances may help treat mental illness. Robert Johnson, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024

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Word History


methylene + di- + methamphetamine

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of MDMA was in 1978

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“MDMA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/MDMA. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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