WHILE THE DANGEROUS AND ADDICTIVE PROPERTIES OF NARCOTICS SUCH AS OPIATES, METHAMPHETAMINES, AND COCAINE ARE WELL KNOWN THERE IS ANOTHER DRUG THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD AS MUCH ABOUT IN THE NEWS. THE CLUB DRUG “MOLLY” IS THE SLANG NAME FOR A DRUG THAT SOUNDS CUTE BUT CAN BE FATAL EVEN TO FIRST-TIME USERS. BUT, WHAT IS MOLLY?
While it has a reputation on the club scene as being a harmless high, this drug in all of its varieties can be just as dangerous and addictive as any of the more established narcotics. Pearl of the Sea Recovery offers an addiction recovery coaching program to help you with your addiction recovery process.
WHAT IS MDMA?
MDMA, often called Ecstasy when sold as a street drug, is ostensibly the active ingredient in capsules of Molly. But, what is MDMA?
In short, it is a stimulant that also has certain hallucinatory properties, basically making it two drugs in one. It had its origins as a psychiatric drug used in a carefully controlled setting as an entactogen intended to increase self-awareness and empathy for others. Our drug addiction treatment center can aid you or a loved one in overcoming your addiction.
Also, those who take it for recreational purposes do so to create an altered perceptual state. This includes a distorted sense of time and enhanced enjoyment of otherwise ordinary experiences such as music and physical activity. These properties make this family of drugs an in-demand commodity in dance clubs, underground raves, and music festivals.
MDMA VS MOLLY
The difference between MDMA and Molly is that while users often consider Molly as the pure form of the drug, it is actually styled a “designer drug”. This means that it contains molecules of other legal or illegal drugs as well as fillers such as sugar, soap, or other household products.
As you can imagine, ingesting these adulterants even in small amounts increases the risk posed by the drug. While users experience the same sense of euphoria associated with pure MDMA, many drugs passed off as Molly don’t contain any MDMA at all. Rather they are often combinations of other medications such as ketamine, methylone, pseudoephedrine, and ephedrine.
Unlike Ecstasy tablets, Molly is often sold in a powdered form to further the deception regarding its perceived purity.
WHAT IS MOLLY?
Molly creates a pleasurable experience in its users by overloading activity of three essential chemicals in the brain; dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. They control essential functions including energy level, blood pressure, appetite, sleep, and sexual arousal. This overload causes an infamous crash of all these autonomic functions when coming down off the drug.
Also, a deficiency of these chemicals can actually make the user lose their will to live. On top of the risk of overdose, the period of withdrawal from Molly has been linked to suicide attempts. This can easily create a vicious cycle of self-medication that naturally leads to addictive behaviors. Long term use can create or exacerbate depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and health problems that can result in death.
If you are curious to learn more about molly or any other drugs, don’t hesitate to ask for help.
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