MDMA [methylenedioxymethamphetamine] blood tests are used to determine if the drug known as Ecstasy have been ingested within the past 24 hours. Sometimes called “Molly,” the US has listed this drug as a Schedule I controlled substance. This means there is no discernible or accepted medical use for it, that it can be easily abused, and that when used outside of medical supervision it may be unsafe.
Other common names for MDMA include A2, Legal E, or Legal X. It may come in a powdered form, a crystallized form, or be taken as a tablet. Less common names include Scooby Snacks, Happy Pills, Disco Biscuits, or Malcolm.
MDMA is known to work as both a hallucinogen and a psychostimulant. This creates mood alterations that boost euphoria, change the perception of time, and adjust a person’s emotional empathy toward others. The effects are generally described as being pleasurable and the drug is often consumed at parties, but it isn’t without the potential of negative effects.
MDMA is known to cause brain damage by destroying the neurons that produce serotonin. A positive drug test may also have legal implications or affect a person’s job status. Despite the fact that MDMA is one of the least addictive drugs on the Schedule I controlled list, it does have uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and has been known to cause fatalities.
What Do My MDMA Blood Test Results Mean?
An MDMA blood test will either come back as being positive, negative, or inconclusive. A positive test result indicates that you have taken MDMA within the past 24 hours and that it is still active within your system. A negative blood test result indicates that you have not taken MDMA recently. Inconclusive results may mean that there is still MDMA present, but in very small amounts, or that an individual has pushed fluids to such an extent that it has changed the nature of their blood.
The effects of MDMA are known to last about 5 hours. A positive blood test may occur for up to 24 hours after the drug has been ingested. Some users may require up to 3 days before their blood test would come back as negative.
There are certain things that can prolong the elimination of MDMA from the body. People who have high alkalinity may require an extra 1-2 days for a full elimination of the drug from their system. A certain metabolite called HMMA may also require an additional 1-2 days. This means for some individuals, it could be up to 6 days before their MDMA blood test could come back as negative after they have ingested the drug.
About Half of All Teens Have Tried MDMA At Least Once
This means about 1.4 million teens every year are using MDMA at some point. Out of that figure, only about 10% of those who have taken the drug will receive any kind of recovery treatment for it. If you know someone who talks about thizzing, flipping, rolling, or having a “cuddle puddle,” then talk to them about their potential MDMA use and what their options may be to get off of this potentially dangerous drug.
Withdrawal symptoms from MDMA can occur after just one use, which is why even recreational users can be impacted by this drug. High levels of anxiety are the most common symptom felt when withdrawing from MDMA, but confusion, cravings for the drug, increased mental and physical fatigue, and depersonalization may also occur. People who have taken MDMA on a regular basis may also experience delusions, hallucinations, trouble sleeping, severe mood swings, muscle stiffness, memory loss and paranoia.
These withdrawal symptoms may continue for up to 90 days.
The good news is that most people who experience the bothersome symptoms of MDMA can make a full recovery in regards to their physical health and the functionality of their brain. Even after a complete withdrawal, however, someone may still experience bothersome symptoms when they are around places that can cause a trigger.
The MDMA blood test is often used to determine use or the abuse of this drug. For those who have used it before, the key to reducing symptoms is to eat healthy foods, stay productive, and to exercise on a regular basis. If you haven’t tried MDMA before, then it is best to avoid the temptation to do so. Avoid situations where peer pressure may influence your decision-making process.
If you are struggling with this drug or know someone who may be, then use this guide to discuss how the MDMA blood test works, what it can tell someone, and the dangers they are facing. In doing so, you might just save a life.