MDMA is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception (awareness of surrounding objects and conditions). It is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception.
ECSTASY—That is exactly what this drug is not. A trip away from reality into unknown universes with mind blowing psychedelic effects and dangerous physiological effects are what Ecstasy adds up to. Often known as “Molly”, it is also called, “Mandy”, and has many other localised cultural labels.
When I look back, for me it all started in Manchester in the “Summer of Love“ of 1988. Acid House had hit the UK via Ibiza, and the clubs were buzzing with a new wave of electronic dance music and a new drug called ecstasy…