Ecstasy really is a ‘social’ drug

Research has revealed that MDMA, the club-drug which is best known as Ecstasy, may actually live up to another of its nicknames, ‘the love drug’. It turns out that E promotes the release of oxytocin, the hormone that helps emotional bonding between mothers and their babies. Rumours of research into whether or not new mothers suddenly start enjoying unlistenable music and wearing flourescent clothes during the post-natal period are completely unfounded.