Molly Drug Use More Common Than You Think

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Molly is the pure form of MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), which is the main active ingredient in ecstasy--a drug with similar effects. Some experts say it essentially the same as ecstasy. A recent reporting by University of Minnesota students say the drug may be more prominent and used than authorities think, asserting that students in universities are often taking these drugs during raves, parties, and especially live music concerts. The appeal is the euphoric effects it has on the user, described as a rush of energy and "rhythm" inside the user, allowing them to dance for longer periods during the night. It keeps them awake, sometimes shaking or swaying their legs and arms constantly; it is after all, a stimulant drug meant to enhance the user's energy and endurance.

It is always advised to never experiment with Molly, because it is like playing Russian Roulette some drugs can have higher doses, while others can be mixed in some way. When this happens, and people are taking the drug for the first time, it can lead to a multitude of health problems, such as seizures, uneven heartbeat, and kidney failure, which is similar to the effects of methamphetamine overdose; since Molly is an amphetamine, is closely tied to meth. Molly also makes users build tolerance, develop addiction, and start severe long term dependency issues. Other effects include overheating and dehydration, due to the increase in body temperature from the serotonin.

A physician at Hennepin County Medical Center sand Medical Director of the Minnesota Poison Control System says it is very hard to treat a patient who has overdosed on Molly, which means all doctors can really do is wait for the patient to metabolize the drug and treat the symptoms; the issue is even more serious in the emergency room when users mix Molly with other substances, and doctors are expected to act quickly. But treating multiple unknown substances is difficult to manage.

The drug isn't worth it. Possession of Molly is crime, where punishment can be up to five years in prison, or a fine of up to $10,000. However, it is reported that it is not easy to decide who is actually under the influence of the drug because they seem normal from the outside, except with more energy. Also, when coming down from the drug, all the user really feels is a worn out feeling, can even lead to depression. When this occurs, many feel the need to take the drug again in order to feel "up" again, and attempt to replace their depression with more intakes of Molly.

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