The Truth About Molly

Molly is a nickname that was given to a pure form of ecstasy or MDMA about ten years ago. However, in recent years, Molly has gone from a known drug to unknown and toxic mixture of lab-created chemicals. Synthetic drugs are both dangerous and produced in widely varying strengths.

The DEA says it has seen about 200 individual chemicals since 2009 and 80 new compounds since 2012. Dr. N. Joseph Gagliardi writes that the real danger to users of Molly is that there is no definitive Molly. Dealers sell whatever they have as Molly, including Ecstasy mixed with methylone, another powerful stimulant.

Medical complications of ingesting Molly include: rapid heart rate, grinding teeth, panic attacks, paranoia, dehydration, hyperthermia, violent and bizarre behavior, and psychosis. Mixing Molly with MAOI medicines may also cause Serotonin Syndrome, a potentially life threatening event.

The problem is significant, but substance abuse treatment can help. Individual or group counseling can help a person overcome their addiction to Molly and other illicit substances.

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