How To Define MDMA: Misinformed Ravers Now Know

30+ years ago when asked to define MDMA there was a lack of knowledge to determine how it could potentially be a risk. Of course, anything that creates such euphoria means scientists and doctors opening new research programs.

Raves have become popular worldwide, however, the use of MDMA over the past 30+ years has decreased somewhat. This has much to do with educational materials distributed at raves and festival events.

Many people wonder whether MDMA is physically addictive or not therefore let’s explore and define the truth about MDMA also known as ecstacy or Molly.

Discover the definition of MDMA, its effects, risks, and more in this informative post.

A Raver’s Account Of MDMA After Effects

After a night of dancing and euphoria on MDMA, the next day brought a mix of physical and emotional effects. This became the norm and the comedown lasted a good two days.

To define MDMA in tablet form, I had no problem lasting all-night raving with friends from all over the UK.

Emotionally, there was a sense of a ‘comedown,’ feeling fragile and drained. My moods were low and I felt like I was suffering from brain fog. This was my life for four solid years, twice a week.

The problem is the Old Skool times far outweigh anything else I have done all my life.

In Friendship

Alan Carr

The highlighted text above is an account of one friend’s experience of the rave scene taking MDMA. After spreading some questions around to other friends I got the same response as Alan. I’ll cover more about the effects after four solid years of raving later.

The experience of euphoria differs from one person to the next. It’s a fact that MDMA during the late 80s and early 90s was more of a weekend drug. The obvious problem with MDMA is defining why there are heavy users.

Repeat Dosage

How To Define MDMA: Misinformation Never Wins At Raves

The problem occurs when you come down and miss the euphoria or journey on the dancefloor. Yes, it’s utter bliss but it’s time to cease and slow down without taking more MDMA to enhance the journey even more.

Taking care of the body, resting, hydrating, and practising self-care helps to manage the after-effects to recover gradually so once you feel the reverse effects of MDMA stop taking it.

The best way to define MDMA in a few words is simple. The higher your dose the worse the comedown. The problem is the comedown didn’t stop ravers from experimenting back then.

Taking three MDMA tablets which back in 1991 was known as the ”Love Dove” was enough to send you on a massive dancefloor journey. It was an experience even today can’t be explained.

Dopamine – A Natural Mood Enhancer

There are plenty of benefits to attending a rave or festival without recreational drugs. The definition of euphoria can be triggered by music and lights which trigger feelings of euphoria and pleasure.

Music has been shown to activate the brain’s reward system by releasing dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward. Dopamine is produced in several areas of the brain and is a natural mood enhancer.

Dopamine is a chemical messenger in the brain and other parts of the body. It plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological and cognitive functions, including movement, motivation, reward, mood, and decision-making.

It is also involved in regulating movement and coordination, as dopamine helps to transmit signals from the brain to muscles.

Dopamine Imbalances.

Imbalances in dopamine levels have been implicated in several neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, addiction, and depression.

Four Years of Raving – The Facts

I’ve raved solid for more than four years, however, that was when I was experimenting with MDMA the most. From 1991-1995 I didn’t take a break from multiple doses of MDMA in one night.

I was diagnosed with Psychosis some years later after I stopped raving. My reason for leaving the rave scene was due to the split of the scene in general.

The doctor asked me about my past and pinpointed the problem in my mind. My condition left me feeling I wasn’t in the real world while being anti-social and unable to mix.

MDMA can have potential risks and adverse effects on mental health.

In Friendship

Alan Carr

Serotine Depletion

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), is commonly known as ecstasy or molly. It’s known to cause serotonin depletion in the brain. One of the major effects of MDMA is to increase the release of serotonin which controls our moods.

This release of serotonin is responsible for the pleasurable effects of MDMA, including the heightened mood, increased sociability, and enhanced sensory perception that users often experience.

The known definition of MDMA is that it’s a powerful drug when it’s in its purest form. Back in 1991, it was distributed in its purest form which enhanced the dancefloor journey. There was so much freedom then it seemed surreal.

It’s been covered by Mixmag that last year in 2022 doses of MDMA pills was found three times stronger than the recommended dose.

Serotine Depletion – 100% Pure MDMA

How To Define MDMA: Misinformation Never Wins At Raves
How To Define MDMA: Misinformation Never Wins At Raves

Ravers fell in love with the ”Love Dove” (MDMA) as it reached all corners of the UK.

Serotonin depletion caused by MDMA use is believed to be one of the factors contributing to the “comedown” or “crash” that many users experience after the drug’s effects wear off.

It’s important to note that the long-term effects of repeated MDMA use on serotonin function and overall brain health are still being researched. However, Alan Carr my friend in his note above proves there can be repercussions.

Addiction and Dependence

While MDMA is not generally considered to be physically addictive, it can lead to psychological dependence and compulsive drug-seeking behaviour. However, If you measure it against alcohol deaths without seeking harder more dangerous drugs MDMA doesn’t come close.

It was common in 1991 for ravers to quit drinking completely there was no point and let’s face it in the modern-day raving community there are far fewer ravers dependent on alcohol because of the rave community’s attitudes towards it.

It’s a fact the only reason there is any form of dependency when we define MDNA as a class A drug is that it changes our views on life and how we can find more friends and community members to spend time with.

30+ Years On – The Facts

I’ve never left the rave community and still consider myself a raver all these years on. I think MDMA opened my mind slightly too much. After being diagnosed with Psychosis and weighing up the odds would I do it again?

Now I’m 100% healed if not a little spiritual after having treatment I don’t think I would go back and do it again. Those times were unbeatable and you had to have been there to understand the reason we did the things we did.

I know deep down I’ll always go to raves drug-free and it’s amazing how much fun I have considering. I let the music, the atmosphere and the lighting do the job for me.

If you do consider taking MDMA read about it first. Take small doses and stick to the community awareness programs that are out there for you to learn.

Everyone’s Journey is unique, mine just got mixed up with too much too soon, however, it doesn’t have to be that way for you.

In Friendship

Alan Carr

The Legal Risks

Bearing in mind all that I have mentioned today is to give you a good honest review of what recreational drugs such as MDMA can do to you. Be it a good experience or bad lay caution to the legal risks as well.

MDMA is a class A drug and is a controlled substance in many countries, including the United States, where it is classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning it is illegal to manufacture, distribute, or possess.

The use or possession of MDMA can result in legal consequences, including fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record. You know the community’s here for you as I am writing this post for you so please be careful with all your decisions if they are drug-related.

The Media & Government

The media once enjoyed the smiles, however, soon became anti-rave and reported about the rave being hedonism of the worst form.

Thinking about it now the freedom with MDMA at raves gave rise to the press and the government’s decision to shut us down. Their decision doesn’t stop us, it slows us down and gives us fewer options, especially with Criminal Just Bill implemented in 1994.

Rave On from 1991 – Until Our Worldwide Community Fades

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