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Is my child using molly?

With all the different types of synthetic and organic drugs available in the street, people have been experimenting a lot more, on what they think to be as a recreational drug. MDMA, ecstasy or more commonly known as molly, is essentially a chemical which enhances your senses and creates heightened sense of empathy and altered sense of music and lights. Promoted by several of the ‘pop’ artists, like Kanye, and Miley Cyrus, in songs and concerts, it became a popular party drug, being sold at the music concerts, and festivals.

What is Molly?

Ecstasy and Molly; slang for “molecular” is the ‘pure’ powder or crystal form of MDMA, a drug popularly called the “club drug.” MDMA is a man-made – synthetic – product.  The powder form is more popular now, because the ecstasy pill happened to contain some impurities and with other drugs being added and used as impurities in the pills.

As per the latest news articles by CNN, “Someone who buys or takes Molly, is probably ingesting dangerous synthetic drugs that have not been tested and are produced in widely varying strengths. The DEA says only 13% of the Molly seized in New York state the last four years actually contained any MDMA, and even then it often was mixed with other drugs. The drugs often found in Molly are Methylone, MDPV, 4-MEC, 4-MMC, Pentedrone and MePP.”

Molly is ingested orally, and is most commonly available in a capsule form or as a tablet. It stores a strong “hit” of MDMA which might last for at least three to six hours. It is a common practice to ingest another pill right after the first dose begins fading away – a technique called ‘bumping’.

A standard dose of MDMA enters the main bloodstream 15 minutes after being swallowed, it takes further 45 minutes to experience the MDMA ‘high.’

Here is a list of names for ‘molly’, if you are a worried parent, you might want to be careful if you listen to your kid talking about any of the following:

  • “Ecstasy”
  • “Molly”
  • “E”
  • “XTC”
  • “X”
  • “Adam”
  • “hug”
  • “beans”
  • “clarity”
  • “lover’s speed”
  • “love drug”

The Drug Enforcement Administration – DEA has ranked MDMA to be a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning that the drug – ecstasy – has a very high potential the abuse, while there is no accepted use of the drug in any of the medical treatments.

Parents, worried about their child taking molly as a drug, may look up for the following symptoms that DEA notes that MDMA may cause;

  • A state of confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Sleep problems
  • Drug craving.
  • muscle tension
  • tremors
  • involuntary teeth clenching
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea
  • faintness
  • chills
  • Sweating and blurred vision.

Talking about the adverse effects of MDMA, the DEA said, “High doses of MDMA can interfere with the ability to regulate body temperature, resulting in a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), leading to liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure. Severe dehydration can result from the combination of the drug’s effects and the crowded and hot conditions in which the drug is often taken.” An addiction to this drug may require you go through drug detox and get through an addiction treatment.

Who is Using Molly?

Molly is mostly used by teenagers and young adults, but the age bracket for molly users mostly includes 16 to 24 years olds only. The youngest users have been 12 years olds and adolescents using this drug to party at the night clubs or at ‘raves’. In 2013, a NIDA report showed several 12 graders and the frequency with which they used Molly in their life time – 7.10%, in past year 4% and in past month 1.5%.

Why Should You Be Concerned?

MDMA is a strong synthetic drug, which can cause serious damage to human body through dehydration, which may be a result of non-stop energetic activity in a comparatively warm environment. This may seem to be normal, but with all the dehydration, and the extra energy produced, it is possible to create so much heat that it causes hyperthermia and can potentially lead to heart and kidney issues.

Molly is highly dangerous when taken in high doses or when several small doses are taken with in a short time period to continue the feeling of being high. The ‘Highs’ obtained from molly can affect your blood stream and blood pressures and may increase the risk of a seizure and affect the heart’s ability to keep up normal rhythms.

Heavy ecstasy users may also experience long-lasting confusion and disorientation, depression, sleep abnormalities and problems with both attention and memory. This may also be the result of using other drugs combined with molly.

Another worrisome detail about Molly is that DEA says, “Dealers…adulterate the stuff.” And even the reliable dealers are not fully aware of what chemicals went into their batch. A former dealer who operated largely in the Pacific Northwest and the one who made around a whopping $700 a week said, “I never cut my stuff. Did other people cut that molly before me? Yes, absolutely. I never actually did any of the tests, I just knew. I know that I was not going directly through the cook and every set of hands it passes, you can assume it is getting cut.”

What Can Be Done?

Staying informed, and keep a check on our children. If you suspect that your child is abusing Molly there are a total of 5 signs that you should check for immediately.

  • Jaw clenching
  • Sudden loss of appetite
  • High and low temperatures
  • Signs of depression such as sadness
  • Not being able to get out of bed for an extended period of time

It is more important to talk to your children rather than following them around, however, an ideal situation is where parents talk to their kids as adults highlighting the true facts and figures, getting them educated and then supporting the facts in life proving how substance abuse won’t help them in life. Hence a talk allows the children to be careful about what they might or might not use as a drug.

Maintain a friendly relation with your teens and discuss everything with them, reducing the chances of them abusing drugs elsewhere and creating problems for themselves. Lastly if you see your kid using molly, take him to any professional drug rehabs and addiction treatment provider. Click here for more information.

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