Is MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly) addictive?

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Researchers don’t yet know. What is known is that MDMA targets the same neurotransmitters that are targeted by other addictive drugs. Researchers are still working to understand MDMA’s addictive properties. But, some users experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms after regular (daily or almost daily) use of the drug is reduced or stopped, such as:

  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • depression
  • trouble concentrating