Molly the Drug

Molly is the in-drug with the in-crowd. It's marketed as pure ecstasy, and glamorized by pop stars. Is there really any danger here?

Jared Rosenthal
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Molly is a popular drug often used in club or concert settings. Molly is short for molecule, and it is considered a purer form of Ecstasy, which is usually laced with other ingredients. Molly is illegal in most countries. The Drug Enforcement Administration considers Molly or MDMA a Schedule I controlled substance, which means that it has a high potential for abuse and no medical reason for usage.
According to a CNN report, there has been a recent surge in the amount of Molly use at music festivals and parties this year. In fact, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, there was a 123 percent increase in the number of emergency room visits involving MDMA from 2004 to 2009.

Intended Effects

The intended effects of Molly are a sense of euphoria, intimacy with others, enhancement of meditation and prayer, mild psychedelic experience and diminished anxiety. Some studies have found the drug to be helpful in cognitive and psychology therapy.

Side effects

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Sleep problems
  • Drug cravings
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Faintness
  • Chills
  • Blurred vision
  • Increase in body temperature

Dangers of Molly

The dangers of MDMA come mostly from combining it with other drugs. Many combinations have become so popular that they have their own name. Candy flipping, for example, is when LSD and Molly are combined. Other popular combinations include kitty flipping, which is Molly and ketamine, and hippy flipping, which is Molly combined with psilocybin mushrooms.

Other dangers associated with Molly include its propensity to raise a users body temperature and heart rate sometimes leading to dehydration. Recently at New York's Electric Zoo Festival, two people died of a suspected Molly overdose. Overdoses occur most often when the drug is tainted or mixed with other drugs as mentioned above. In many cases, the drug is sold to teenagers and young people who think they are getting pure Molly but are really acquiring more drugs than they bargained for. In addition, combining Molly with alcohol is common but dangerous. And, users who have an underlying psychological problem, whether or not they are aware of it, have found themselves with serious mental health problems after taking this drug.

Drug testing for Molly

The increase in body temperature brought on by molly, along with its otherworldly effect, can be especially problematic in certain work environments, and can sometimes lead to injury or even death. Furthermore, the families of users are often rightly concerned that their loved ones are consuming a dangerous drug. If you are concerned someone is taking this drug, register for a professional Molly Drug Test now.
Even the US Department of Transportation was concerned enough that it added MDMA to it's standard 5 panel drug test just a couple of years ago. Health Street has a variety of urine drug tests - DOT and non-DOT and hair follicle drug tests that can detect molly for up to approximately 90 days, plus DOT drug tests that all include a screening for Molly.

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