Ecstasy’s Just a Harmless Party Drug, Right? Learn More. Ecstasy isn’t bad for me, is it? Isn’t it just a harmless party drug? What does ecstasy do to me? At Archstone Recover Center we get a lot of questions about ecstasy. Ecstasy, or MDMA-3 as it’s technically called, is an amphetamine that people often use at parties, raves, and concerts. It’s main effects are a sense of euphoria, decreased anxiety, and a feeling of intimacy with other people. It does have therapeutic properties, but of course recreational use is illegal in most countries. Though it may sound like a mostly-harmless drug, ecstasy is a danger to its users because it is both physically and physiologically addictive, and long-term usage can lead to significant health problems. Studies report that users of ecstasy have greater rates of depression and anxiety, even after they stop using ecstasy. In the short term, ecstasy can damage the heart, brain, organs, or even impact someone’s memory and speech. The widespread phenomenon of “flipping,” or combining ecstasy with other drugs, can also have severe dangers for users. If you’re worried about the effects of ecstasy, don’t hesitate to call Archstone Recovery Center. Archstone can help you understand ecstasy and its effects, avoid pitfalls, and recover your life and mind. Archstone Recovery Center offers a variety of state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient alcohol rehabilitation programs to meet your needs. Drug users from Florida (FL), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and all over the country travel to sunny Lantana, Florida, to start their road to recovery in our best-rated facility. While there, they can get clean in a safe place with the support they need from doctors, psychologists, and fellow patients. Call Archstone Recovery today to begin your new life.