Ecstasy (MDMA)

SOAR horiz1Do you have a personal  story about #ecstasy that might help others? What happened? What helped? Send it to us and we will post it in a new section of our website.

Click here for more.

What is Ecstasy?

(Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – CAMH)

Street names: E, XTC, X, M, Molly, Adam, the love drug, Candy

camh-logo_sqThe chemical name for ecstasy is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA. The chemical structure and the effects of MDMA are similar to amphetamine (a stimulant) and to mescaline (a hallucinogen).

Read More 
 
Ecstasy (MDMA)
Ecstasy (MDMA)
Ecstasy (MDMA)

 

Ecstasy Brochure for Youth

Information about Ecstasy:
• what it can do
• risks and staying safe
• community resources

Click here to download the PDF
Link to the Halton Region website

Halton Statisticsreport icon

  • In 2009-2011, 12% (±2) of Halton residents and 12% (±1) of Ontario residents aged 15 and over reported illicit drug use [including cannabis] in the past 12 months
  • The numbers for illicit drugs used by Halton residents, other than cannabis, were too small to report.
  • In 2009-2011, Halton males aged 15 and older [21% (±6)] were significantly more likely than Halton females [8% (±3)] to report illicit drug use in the past 12 months
  • In 2009-2011, 32% (±9) of Halton youth (aged 15 to 24), 10% (±3) of Halton adults aged 25-44 and 8% (±4) of adults aged 45-64 reported illicit drug use in the past 12 months. These differences were statistically significant when comparing youth aged 15 to 24 to adults aged 25-64
  • In 2009-2011, residents aged 15 and over in Halton Hills [21% (±8)] had higher rates of illicit drug use in the past 12 months than residents in the other municipalities. The differences were statistically significant when comparing Halton Hills with Milton [7% (±4)]
  • In 2009-2011, the percent of residents aged 15 and over who reported illicit drug use in the past 12 months or cannabis only use in the past 12 months did not vary significantly by income

2009-2011 Illicit Drug Use Health Indicator Report

HEDS Resources – Ecstasy

Ecstasy (MDMA)