Don’t think Molly’ is just the name of a new friend in your teen’s life. This name may sound innocent, but it is a drug that is the purest form of MDMA or ecstasy. Unlike ecstasy, it is uncut without other filler drugs like baking soda or heroin.
Most teens, especially those who frequent the rave party scenes know about Molly, which is readily available. It may even be available over the internet. Most teens however don’t know about the side effects and dangerous consequences of Molly.
Molly has a strong potency wherein only a small amount of the drug gives its effects. It is also known as Legal E, Legal X or A2 and is typically found as a white or yellowish powder in a gelatin capsule. If the powder sticks together, it may not be pure. However if it crumbles to dust when you squish it, then the powder is pure MDMA.
Effects and side effects
Within 4 to 6 hours of taking the drug, you get a very euphoric and mild hallucinating high. This is when your mood is relaxed and the world seems to be so good. It provides increased alertness, heightens your senses, may lead to an elevated heart rate and body temperature and may make you feel excessively cold.
When the high wears off, teens suffer from severe depression, panic attacks, electrolyte deficiencies and fatigue. It is usually teens and people who are reluctant to try �hard drugs’ like heroin and cocaine who are attracted to Molly.
Health and mental complications
The stimulating hallucinogenic properties of Molly leads to signs of Molly abuse like dilated pupils, agitation, dramatic mood swings, insomnia, sweating, paranoia, loss of appetite, jaw clenching and cognitive impairments.
As Molly is the purest form of MDMA, those who take it on a regular basis are at a high risk of getting addicted to it. They also are at risk of developing health and mental health complications because of the pure structure of the drug. There are today an increasing number of teens and young adults turning to drug rehab centers for help from their addiction to Molly and similar drugs.
The chemical make-up of Molly makes it potentially deadly. As teens are not aware of the dangers of Molly abuse it is important they are educated about the drug and its effects as protection from the drug.
Moreover, the chemical variety of the drug with some varieties made of legal chemicals makes it difficult for the law enforcement to take action when a person is in possession of the drug.