An Exploration of the History and Controversies Surrounding MDMA and MDA

  title={An Exploration of the History and Controversies Surrounding MDMA and MDA},
  author={A. R. Pentney},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  pages={213 - 221}
  • A. R. Pentney
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
  • Abstract In existence for nearly a century, 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, “Ecstasy”) have gained quite a reputation. Perceived by some as dangerous neurotoxins, and by others as potential psychotherapeutics, these compounds have become a center of controversy among academics and law enforcement officials, and in the process have gained extensive media exposure. The classification of these drugs as illicit, controlled substances in the United… CONTINUE READING
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