Working with MDMA (Ecstasy): Use, effects and history

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3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) is the official scientific name for this drug. “E”, “Pills” and “Ecstasy” are some of the commonly-used slang terms.

From its legitimate early therapeutic promise through to its eventual widespread recreational use, demonisation and international control; MDMA defined an era and a generation. With the drug increasingly finding favour among young people once again, this course provides an invaluable overview of the use, effects and history of the drug and its cultural and social impact.

Course description

A one day MDMA (Ecstasy) training course. The course covers;

  • History of MDMA.
  • Current world and UK situation.
  • Who is using?
  • Types of ecstasy/when is E not E?
  • How ecstasy works.
  • Possible physical and mental health implications.
  • Use in the night time economy setting.
  • Harm reduction.

Aims and objectives

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to ecstasy use.
  • Increase knowledge of how ecstasy is used and the effects upon individual.
  • Gain knowledge around the possible affects on health.
  • Develop confidence in working with this client group.
  • Increase competence in working with this client group.

DANOS Standards

  • AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.
  • HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.
  • HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.
  • AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.
  • HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.
  • AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.