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'Molly' Use Dangerous, Despite Shout Outs

According to recent studies, emergency room visits related to the use of “Molly” increased nearly 123 percent from 2004 to 2009, with two-thirds of these visits involving patients between the ages of 18 and 29.
“Molly” – the street name of MDMA, the “active ingredient” in Ecstasy -- is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine, and the hallucinogen mescaline. MDMA or Ecstasy is usually sold in small, pressed pills. When it is available as a powder, it is often referred to as “Molly,” short for molecular because it is manufactured in a laboratory.
Young people have the mistaken impression that Molly is pure, and somehow less dangerous. However, like other illegal drugs, you don’t always know what you’re taking. Not only is the original drug dangerous, but the chemicals cut into it can be more so, according to information from Dartmouth College.
Sadly, these drugs have enjoyed the completely false reputations among youth culture and in the entertainment industry as harmless substances. But they have the very real potential to be dangerous, despite the “shout outs” from Jay-Z, Kanye West, and other popular entertainers.
Its Effects
Effects of Molly or Ecstasy:
Jaw clenching/teeth grinding
Muscle spasms
Increased heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Post-use depression
Mild hallucinations
Long term effects can include chronic depression, cardiac arrest, and brain damage.
Ecstasy and Molly have the potential for addiction, especially among those who have depressive or anxious tendencies, according to Dartmouth College.
Get Help
If you, or someone you know, is having trouble with Molly, Ecstasy or any addiction, please call Jackson Recovery’s Connecting Point at 712-234-2300.