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MDMA Harm Reduction Information

MDMA is the shortened chemical name for the synthetic psychoactive drug 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine.

It can come in powder/crystal form and is also the active ingredient expected to be found in ecstasy pills which come in a variety of colours and shapes. Although pills may look the same, remember that the contents and purity can vary even among pills from the same batch.

It is always safer not to use at all, but if you do, follow harm reduction information below to reduce the harms:

Harm reduction

See our overdose information here.

For more harm reduction information go to Drugs.ie/campaigns

Concerned about your use?

Take the Drugs.ie online self-assessment to identify the impact of your use: Drugs.ie/drugtest

Getting support for substance use

If you are concerned about your own use or someone else’s use, contact a local service through the Drugs.ie National Directory for Drug and Alcohol Services at Drugs.ie/services

You can also contact the HSE Drug and Alcohol Helpline on 1800 459 459 from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm or email helpline@hse.ie.

Sexual health

For information about sexual health and wellbeing go to www.sexualwellbeing.ie

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