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Ecstasy: The Most Popular and Sneaky Ways to Hide It

Learn how people often hide ecstasy and the odd paraphernalia associated with the drug so you can detect use or addiction in someone you know.

Ecstasy is a drug that’s been growing in popularity since the early 1990s particularly among teen and young adult users. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, ecstasy is a pill or liquid form of the drug MDMA also know as molly in its powdered form. This drug can be dangerous and addictive no matter what form it is in so it is not surprising that there are hundreds of ways to hide both the drug and paraphernalia from parents, teachers, and law enforcement.

Hiding the Drug Itself

There are some creative ways people use to hide ecstasy in any of its forms. There are some drug hiding places that a classic such as inside speakers or books but some of them are a bit more unusual and deserve a look.

In Candy Bags

This is particularly true at raves and dance clubs where people are likely to be selling ecstasy. Bags of small candies such as M & Ms as well as Skittles can easily conceal the drug. Around Valentine’s Day people often hide them in bags of candy hearts.

Over the Counter Prescription Drug Capsules

It is not unusual for people to hide drugs among other drugs. In the case of ecstasy, users open the capsules and replace the contents with the drug. This is extremely common with a all of the forms of ecstasy.

Tootsie Roll and other Wrapped Candy

Sneaky Ways to Hide

Ecstasy users will often use empty pens or highlighters to hide the drug.

Any malleable candy will do for this hiding technique. The candy is cut open or split and the dose is put inside of it. Then it is rewrapped and put back in a candy bag. It is nearly unrecognizable in most circumstances.

Pens and Highlighters

This is a common method of hiding drugs. A person opens the back of the pen or highlighter and they take the working parts out. They then fill them up with the drug and close them back up.

Odd Ecstasy Paraphernalia

Ecstasy has some paraphernalia that is different from other drugs. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with this paraphernalia.

Pacifiers or mouth guards

Since ecstasy causes users to grind their teeth, pacifiers, mouth guards, and teething rings are very common among its users. There are entire stores that market these adult pacifiers and other teeth grinding aids.

Vicks Rub

Menthol and eucalyptus is a common way for people to improve their ecstasy experience. It is said to improve the intensity of the high.

Surgical Masks

Ecstasy users often use surgical masks along with things like Vicks Rub to intensify their high.

Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm is a popular topical muscle relaxer. This is often used to rub on each other because of the sensations that it causes during an ecstasy trip.

Dealers wear a Wing Symbol

Dealers of ecstasy wear wings or a wing symbol on their person to indicate they have the drug. This is very common at rave and parties where ecstasy use is popular.

Is there MDMA-specific Care for Ecstasy Addiction?

What to do if you Find Ecstasy Use or Addiction

If you should see any of these signs of use or addiction, it is important to get help now. Ecstasy has many unpleasant short and long term effects that can seriously harm the user. For more information on treatment, call us at 1-800-895-1695.

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