ASWB accreditation for this course expires December 31, 2023.

Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly, is the drug of choice within the rave culture and it is a popular option at house parties, clubs, and festivals. It is an illegal drug that is often mixed with other substances, which increases its potentially harmful effects. MDMA is a stimulant that has psychedelic effects; a sense of euphoria and increased energy. However, over the long-term the drug may lead to fatigue and depression. Therapists need to be aware of the effects of MDMA use, and they need to be aware that MDMA users tend to use the drug in conjunction with other substances or alcohol. These combinations can heighten the short-term and long-term impact on users. On the other hand, research focused on whether MDMA has therapeutic benefits for certain cognitive disorders has been underway.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the history and use of MDMA
  • Discuss the physical and cognitive effects of MDMA use
  • Describe MDMA use and addiction treatment
  • Discuss MDMA’s potential use as a therapeutic agent

Course Syllabus

The History And Evolving Use Of MDMA
  • MDMA: Schedule I Substance
Statistics On MDMA Use
MDMA Effect On Neurotransmitters
Physical And Cognitive Effects Of MDMA Use
  • MDMA’s Addictive Properties
  • MDMA Use: Short-term Effects
  • MDMA Use: Long-term Effects
  • MDMA-induced Neurotoxicity
  • Functional Decision-making and Substance Use
  • Effects of MDMA on Memory

Combining MDMA With Other Substances

  • MDMA Drug Interactions
  • MDMA and Alcohol
  • MDMA and Cocaine
  • MDMA, Cocaine and Alcohol: A Lethal Combination
  • MDMA and Caffeine
  • MDMA and Cannabis/Sedatives
MDMA Toxicity Symptoms
  • Emergency Room Encounters
MDMA Substance Use Disorder Classifications
  • National Center for Health Statistics
MDMA Use And Addiction Treatment
  • Psychosocial Treatment
  • Inpatient Hospitalization and Residential Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • A Vaccine for Drug Addiction
MDMA’s Potential Use As A Therapeutic Agent
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • MDMA Assisted Therapy for Autism
  • Other Studies on MDMA’s Therapeutic Use
  • MDMA: Federal Restrictions and Penalties


Jassin M. Jouria, MD

Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.

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