Molly: THE MYTHS AND RISKS
Molly is a powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in Ecstasy. Molly, short for molecule, is considered to be pure MDMA, unlike Ecstasy, which is most often laced with other ingredients, such as caffeine or methamphetamine. Molly isn’t new, it’s been very popular since the 1980’s club scene, and has been described as speed with a psychedelic twist. The drug is extremely popular today with users 16-24. Molly is widely used in city club scenes and in music festivals all across the country and the world. User’s often experience euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, diminished anxiety, and psychedelia. Users are often likely to twerk.
This drug is very much a major problem. Three young people died last week after overdosing on Molly, two of which were at the New York electronic music festival. Officials canceled the last day of the event. Four other attendees were reported in critical condition after taking the drug as well. Molly is very dangerous and here are: FOUR MYTHS ABOUT MOLLY
1. IT IS A NEW DRUG
– Molly was first synthesized in the early 1900s. It has been widely available in the U.S. since the 1980’s.
2. DRINKING WATER MAKES MOLLY SAFER
– Molly can cause the body to retain water, so drinking too much can lead to a fatal electrolyte imbalance.
3. MOLLY IS SAFER THAN OTHER DRUGS BECAUSE IT’S PURER
– There is no way to tell what drug you are actually getting. Many deaths originally attributed to MDMA were found to be caused by a stand-in-drug.
– Even pure MDMA causes a rise in body temperature, which often causes a life threatening heat stroke on a crowded dance floor or concert.
4. MIXING MOLLY WITH OTHER DRUGS CAN INCREASE YOUR BUZZ
– Alcohol, for instance, dampens the high, while increasing risks of dehydration.
– Caffeine, which may increase the high, greatly increases the risk of fatal heat stroke.Pages: