Molly vs. Ecstasy Two Very Different Drugs
I’ve Never Heard of a Molly… • Molly is a club drug growing in popularity due to it’s acceptance in the media and music industry. • Molly is the Nickname for MDMA, the main ingredient in Ecstasy. • Many believe that in powder or capsule form, Molly is Ecstasy in its purest, meaning that it is safe.. but that is NOT true!
Ecstasy and Molly Have Some of the Same Effects Negative Euphoria Increased empathy Heightened sensory perceptions Mild hallucinations Increased energy Loss of appetite Insomnia Jaw clenching / teeth grinding Overheating Severe Dehydration Muscle spasms Increased heart rate (tachycardia) Increased blood pressure Post-use depression Neurotoxicity “Positive” The bad outweighs the good!
So What’s the Difference? • Molly and Ecstasy are different forms/types of MDMA. • Molly is the “pure” form and therefore can be a lot more dangerous while Ecstasy is laced with lots of other things including caffeine or methamphetamine. • The effects of Molly tend to last longer. • The immediate damage and long term effects on the brain are significantly higher in Molly.
Popped a Molly, I’m Sweating… • Why are you sweating? • Molly can slow heart rate ten times the normal limit • It increases the risk for seizures • Molly can often get mixed with other drugs; sometimes each batch of pills can have different side effects depending on the source of the drugs
The Drug Abuse Warning Network's study found that from 2004 to 2009, there was a 123% increase in the number of emergency room visits involving MDMA taken alone or in combination with pharmaceuticals, alcohol or both. Ecstasy and Molly are both very dangerous drugs and it is hard to determine the exact ingredients, especially if they are being obtained from multiple sources.
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