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  • Name: ____________________________________________ Date: __________________________________ Period: _____________

  • MOLLY: IN YOUR OWN WORDS- Homework

  • MDMA (3, 4 methlendioxy-methamphetamine), popularly known as ecstasy or, more recently, as Molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline...Some heavy MDMA users experience long-lasting confusion, depression, sleep abnormalities, and problems with attention and memory.

    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Drug Abuse,

    • www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/mdma-ecstasy-or-molly

  • The bottom line on club drugs, particularly MDMA, is that they appear to be extremely risky for anyone's health. MDMA has been shown to be neurotoxic, to cause long-lasting, or even permanent damage to the neurons that release serotonin and to have the ability to impair an

  • individual's memory and cognitive performance. The citizens of this nation deserve to know what the science is revealing about these drugs.

    • Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Former Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • Define the following words or phrases from the quotes above. You may need to consult a dictionary to complete the assignment. Make sure that you define each word in a way that makes sense to YOU. It does not have to be an official dictionary definition.

  • synthetic

  • psychoactive

  • hallucinogen

  • stimulant

  • neurotoxic

  • serotonin

  • impair

  • cognitive


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