What are Molly Moonrocks?

What are Molly Moonrocks?

What are Molly Moonrocks?

Molly Moonrocks Inside Capsules

Chances are if you are a part of the rave scene or even just a normal human being now days you have heard of molly. It is talked about in songs, on the news, it’s mentioned in movies and so on and so forth. As we all know molly is a street name for pure MDMA, but what about molly moonrocks? Supposedly this molly moonrocks are just molly in a different form, rocks as opposed to powder, and they are the newest and best thing to be seen and used by “rollers” and “ravers” to date.

So as we said before molly is the street name for pure MDMA standing for molecule. Molly is different than ecstasy pills or “E” because it comes powder form or in clear capsules that are touted to be more clean or pure in comparison to ecstasy pills.

Molly’s effects on its users can vary but generally they stay pretty much the same. For instance, in most molly users, molly starts to kick in about 45 minutes to an hour after taking it and its peak effects start to kick in at about two to three hours. After the peak molly kind of stables off and the effects last about two to three more hours and then there is a comedown. Molly has intense euphoric effects that make it very appealing to its users:

•             An alteration in consciousness

•             A strong sense of inner peace and self-acceptance

•             Diminished fear, anxiety, and insecurity

•             Diminished aggression, hostility, and jealousy

•             Feelings of intimacy and love for others

•             Feelings of empathy, compassion and forgiveness towards others

•             Increased energy and endurance

•             Mild psychedelic, mental imagery and auditory and visual distortions or hallucinations

•             Improved self confidence

•             Increased drive, desire and motivation

•             The ability to talk about normally anxiety provoking issues

•             An intensification of all bodily senses

•             Stimulation, arousal and enhancement of appreciation of music

So if molly does all of this what do molly moonrocks do? Molly moonrocks take everything that molly does and supposedly times that by about 100. There really isn’t any concrete evidence about molly moonrocks just what is known from people who have used it. According to some users of molly moonrocks, it is way more potent than just plain old molly. Which makes you have to ask the question what is in it then? According to some users of molly moonrocks, they say molly moonrocks are like the uncrushed form of molly. Molly moonrocks are essentially molly before it is cut and broken down into powder form. This makes molly moonrocks actually the MOST pure form of MDMA on the streets today.

So why the name molly moonrocks if it is just purer molly? Well because it comes in the form of rocks not powder like molly. Molly moonrocks have a yellow or tan tint to them and look like chunks of rock candy or if you want to be really creative moon rocks. To take molly moonrocks it is most common to put a little pebble of it on your tongue and let it dissolve. This will then cause the effects as mentioned above except they are supposed to be more intense.

The actual term moonrock has been around for long than molly has believe it or not. Moonrock according to most people is a slang name for the mixture of crack and heroin. In fact there is so little known about molly moonrocks that whatever it is it has rarely been heard of except in the crack and heroin form.

What is a high functioning drug addict?

What is a high functioning drug addict?

The term “high functioning drug addict” is really a misnomer. Someone suffering with an addiction is not really functioning at all – they just seem to be functioning on the outside; but really, on the inside, they are falling apart.

I feel like I have the authority to speak about this topic because I consider myself to have been a high functioning drug addict before getting clean.

Just a year ago, I was in the tight grip of full-blown addiction. I was an IV user and I would shoot anything I could get my hands on. My first drug of choice was heroin but I also liked to speedball: shooting cocaine or crack and heroin. By the end of my run, I was taking suboxone to keep the heroin withdrawals at bay but, like a true blue addict, I was shooting or smoking copious amounts of crack and abusing sleeping pills, Xanax, and barbiturates. Right now, you are probably picturing the ‘typical’ image of a junkie: strung-out, half-naked, greasy hair, track-marked girl with dark circles under her eyes and passed out next to a dumpster or something. But that wasn’t the case. I was a high functioning drug addict.

Let me explain…

I was a college graduate with two degrees living in a nice neighborhood. I had my own car and a steady job with one of the top-five banking institutions in the country. Despite my tattoos and rapid weight loss,  physically I didn’t ‘look like a junkie.’ In fact, friends and acquaintances with which I shared that I used to shoot drugs (I was still using, I was just in so much denial that I would talk about my use in the past tense) would all respond in the same way: “you don’t look like a junkie.” To a sick girl like me, that was the ultimate compliment. And the green light to keep going, head-first into the turmoil of addiction.

Being a high functioning drug addict means living two lives: one that you reveal to others – your “perfect life” with the job, the house, the car, the family; and your secret life – the drugs, the stealing, the desperation. It is as if I was living a secret dual-life. One of productivity marked with high-achievement like job promotions, while my other life was one of escape through drugs. I was able to succeed in my life well enough to where the effects of my addiction had not impacted the life I projected to others.

Like me, other high functioning drug addicts may have been able to avoid serious trouble professionally or personally so far but it is only a matter of time before their addiction will lead to severe problems and consequences. Many of us in recovery call this “the big yet.” For example, I was lucky enough to avoid catching any legal charges, such as possession, in my addiction but, I am clear that, if I had continued to use, that I would eventually get into trouble with the law. I mean, come on, I worked at a major bank and was in charge of large sums of money on a daily basis. I was also feeding a very expensive drug habit. I never stole money from my job…yet. I’m clear that it would have happened eventually and that would mean a felony charge. I decided to get clean because I was not willing to let it get that bad.

I think, in some ways, being a high functioning drug addict is trickier than being the typical down-and-out junkie. A huge part of addiction is denial; it affects everyone who abuses drugs and is the major road-block to getting clean. It’s like this, if you don’t think you have a problem, then why get help? And if you’re a high functioning drug addict, it’s quite easy to fool yourself that things are fine and that what you are doing is normal. You have all the evidence you need to convince yourself of this.




Personal experience


Hallucinogens in Addiction Treatment

Hallucinogens in Addiction Treatment

Treating Drug Abuse with…Drugs?

An up-and-coming approach to treating drug abuse is the use of hallucinogens in addiction treatment. Specifically, researchers are looking to Ibogaine, a natural hallucinogen that has been used for centuries in other parts of the world for ritual ceremonies. Currently, Ibogaine is being used in some European countries and Mexico for the treatment of drug addiction.

What are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogenic compounds found in some plants and mushrooms (or their extracts) have been used—mostly during religious rituals—for centuries. Almost all hallucinogens contain nitrogen and are classified as alkaloids. Many hallucinogens have chemical structures similar to those of natural neurotransmitters. While the exact mechanisms by which hallucinogens exert their effects remain unclear, research suggests that these drugs work, at least partially, by temporarily interfering with neurotransmitter action or by binding to their receptor sites.

Using Hallucinogens in Addiction Treatment

Ibogaine, is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants. A hallucinogen with both psychedelic and dissociative properties, the substance is banned in some countries; in other countries it is being used to treat addiction to methadone, heroin, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other drugs. Derivatives of ibogaine that lack the substance’s hallucinogenic properties are under development.

And scientists say Ibogaine might be the best way to break drug addicts of their habit.

Ibogaine has intrigued researchers since 1962, when Howard Lotsof, a student at New York University and an opiate addict, found that a single dose erased his drug cravings without causing any withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, the hallucinogen can increase the risk of cardiac arrest, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency lists it as a Schedule I substance, a classification for drugs like ecstasy and LSD with “no known medical value” and “high potential for abuse,” making it difficult to get federal funding to run clinical trials. That is, currently it is not legal to use hallucinogens in addiction treatment.

Animal tests have shown the drug’s medicinal promise. “Rats addicted to morphine will quit for weeks after receiving ibogaine,” says Stanley Glick, the director of the Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College. And addicts have reported positive effects in Mexico and Europe, where ibogaine therapy is legal.

From the limited research, though, scientists have two theories about how the use of hallucinogens in addiction treatment works. Some say it’s purely biological—that ibogaine degrades into a compound that binds with opiate receptors in the brain to quiet cravings. Others believe that it is also psychological. Those who use hallucinogens report a change in perspective and outlook on life. Researchers believe that this aspect of the hallucination provides perspective on the negative aspects of drug use, and so the drug addict will strive to quit.

The Argument for the use of Hallucinogens in Addiction Treatment

Regardless of the mechanism, proving ibogaine works is essential to winning approval and funding for clinical trials of using hallucinogens in addiction treatment. And, in the U.S., the sooner the better: Nearly seven million Americans abuse illicit drugs, costing the nation an estimated $181 billion a year in health care, crime and lost productivity.

















The Truth About Heroin Withdrawals

The Truth About Heroin Withdrawals

The Truth About Heroin Withdrawals

I’m not going to beat around the bush, heroin withdrawal is no picnic. Anyone who has tried to stop using heroin or even cut down can attest to that. Many people keep using heroin even when they want to quit, just avoiding the withdrawal process. However, if you really want to get off heroin, you’ll have to go through it. Luckily there are also some medications that can help with heroin withdrawal and ease the symptoms.

The Truth about Heroin Withdrawals: What can I expect?

Heroin withdrawal occurs when your body becomes dependent on heroin. You build up a tolerance to heroin, and you need more to produce the same effect. Once your body is dependent, it expects heroin in order to keep functioning. If it doesn’t get it, you’ll have some unpleasant symptoms. Common heroin withdrawal symptoms include: extreme pain, tremors, muscle cramps, sweating, chills, rapid heartbeat, itching, restless leg syndrome, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness.

The Truth about Heroin Withdrawals: How long will it last?

Acute heroin withdrawal can last ten to fourteen days (depending on level of use.) Post-acute withdrawal from heroin lasts an indefinite amount of time, usually proportional to how long you have been abusing heroin. However, post-acute heroin withdrawal is much less severe than acute Roxy withdrawal and generally includes symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, and mild anxiety.

The Truth about Heroin Withdrawals: Will I die?

Heroin withdrawal itself is not life-threatening. You may feel like you are going to die, but you won’t. However, if you have an underlying health problem or you are dependent on more than one substance, you should seek the care of a medical professional.

The Truth about Heroin Withdrawals: What can help?

In a medical setting, there are a number of medications used to treat the unpleasant symptoms of heroin withdrawal. One of the most common medications given to a person who wants to get off of heroin is buprenorphine (brand name: Suboxone or Subutex). Buprenorphine has replaced methadone as the medication of choice to treat symptoms of heroin withdrawal. This medication eliminates the worst of the heroin withdrawal symptoms.

Clonidine is another medication that is commonly used to treat heroin withdrawal symptoms. Clonidine mimics the hypotensive (blood pressure lowering) effects of heroin. It is helpful in treating common central nervous system heroin withdrawal symptoms like tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Clonidine also reduces sweating, hot and cold flushes, and general restlessness.

Benzodiazepines are another class of medications used to treat heroin withdrawal symptoms. Benzo’s are normally prescribed as anti-anxiety medications. These drugs can relieve symptoms of anxiety, restless leg syndrome, tremors, and insomnia.

If you are trying to get off of heroin at home, there are a few things that can make the process more comfortable. Warm baths can help with the chills and muscle aches. Make sure to clear your schedule when you go through heroin withdrawal, because you will feel very sick and will not have much energy. Sleep is essential when you are getting off heroin, so be sure to get plenty of rest. Buy food that will be easy to keep down when you feel nauseous. Make sure to drink plenty of water and try to get up and move around at least once a day.

Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl Abuse

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful synthetic opiates out there these days. It is an opiate analgesic similar to but definitely more potent than morphine. In fact, fentanyl is about 75% more potent than morphine and dispersed in micrograms not even milligrams. Fentanyl is usually given to patients to treat severe pain or to manage the pain after surgery. Fentanyl is also typically given to treat people who are dealing with chronic pain who may or have a high tolerance to other opiates. Fentanyl is a schedule II prescription drug and comes in many different forms and methods of administration.

In a prescribed dose, fentanyl is known as Actiq, Druagesic and Sublimaze. On the street Fentanyl abuse takes on names that include Apache, China girl, China white, friend, goodfella, jackpot, murder 8, TNT and Tango.

What are the effects felt by Fentanyl Abuse?

Fentanyl abuse is very similar to heroin abuse. Fentanyl works by binding to the bodies opiate receptors in highly concentrated areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Fentanyl abuse is commonly seen when the prescribed drug Fentanyl is mixed with street-sold heroin or cocaine. The reason Fentanyl is abused like this is because it can intensely amplify the effects and potency of cocaine and heroin. The effects of fentanyl abuse include

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Drowsiness and respiratory depression
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Sedation
  • Unconsciousness
  • Coma
  • Tolerance
  • Addiction

Fentanyl abuse doesn’t only come in a mixture with other street-sold drugs either. Fentanyl abuse can occur just while using a prescription form of it in a recreational way. The most common form of fentanyl abuse is administered by patches. Fentanyl patch abuse has soared in the past 10 years. Fentanyl patches contain a gel form of the opiate inside of a clear pouch that can be stuck onto any part of the body; much like a nicotine patch. Fentanyl abuse happens when someone chooses to use fentanyl recreationally. Many fentanyl drug abusers will cut the patch open and slowly squeeze out the gel to get a one shot powerful dosage. Most people who abuse fentanyl will rub the fentanyl gel on their gums to achieve a quicker effect.

People acquire fentanyl patches for abuse by stealing them from hospitals, finding them in the garbage at hospitals, stealing them from family members and pharmacies. Fentanyl abuse in this manner can easily lead to overdose because of the extreme and high potency of fentanyl. On the street fentanyl abuse can run a person up to 40 dollars a patch and one patch can last hours or days. Fentanyl abuse can begin with smoking the gel, snorting, or even injecting it straight into the bloodstream. Fentanyl abuse has skyrocketed since the 1990s and is considered one of the idolized “crown jewels” of drugs by those addicts who use opiates.

Fentanyl abuse is extremely dangerous because this drug is one of the most potent opiates prescribed and used in the medical industry. Fentanyl abuse will eventually lead to addiction if it occurs for a long period of time.

Top 10 Abused Drugs in 2012

Top 10 Abused Drugs in 2012
Top 10 Abused Drugs in 2012

Drug abuse in 2012 is at an all-time high in the United States. More people than ever before are seeking treatment for addiction and the number of drug-related arrests have been steadily increasing over the last few years. More people than ever are using illicit drugs, and abuse of prescription drugs has reached an epidemic level. Here is a list of the top 10 abused drugs in 2012.

1.) Alcohol: Alcohol continues to be the number one drug abused in the US. With over half the US population identified as current drinkers, it is by far the most common drug of abuse in 2012. Alcohol is more socially acceptable than other drugs because of its legality. Unfortunately, this causes many to forget that alcohol is also responsible for more deaths in the United States than any other drug. Alcohol abuse is linked to traffic fatalities, violence, cirrhosis, liver failure, and permanent brain damage.

2.) Nicotine: The primary ingredient in tobacco is the second most abused drug in 2012. One quarter of Americans are current tobacco users. The use of tobacco has become less common in the US over the last decade, but it is still one of the most abused drugs in the US.

3.) Marijuana: Marijuana continues to be the number one abused illicit drug in 2012. Most Americans do not view marijuana as a dangerous drug, but its use has been linked to memory impairment, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, mental illness, and traffic fatalities.

4.) Prescription drugs: Treatment for prescription drug abuse and addiction has increased 300% since 2005. The CDC has called prescription drug abuse in 2012 an “epidemic.” Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States. Painkillers like oxycodone are the most commonly abused prescription drug in 2012.

5.) Cocaine: Although cocaine use has decreased from the epidemic level observed in the 80’s, cocaine remains one of the most abused drugs in 2012. The quick but intense high of cocaine abuse results in severe psychological dependence and intense drug craving.

6.) Inhalants: Inhalants are becoming one of the more and more commonly abused drugs in 2012 because they are easy to get (they are sold over the counter) and they are relatively cheap. Users inhale toxic chemicals in order to get high. The most common are shoe polish, glue, gasoline, spray paint, cleaning fluid, “poppers,” and nitrous oxide. Inhaling chemicals is very dangerous, overdose and death can happen on first use.

7.) Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine is popular in rural United States because it is cheap, easy to manufacture at home, and requires no special equipment or expertise. Illicit methamphetamine abuse in 2012 is also at one of the highest levels since the 60’s. It is one of the most abused drugs in 2012.

8.) Ecstasy: Ecstasy is the 8th most abused drug in 2012. It is the club drug of choice among young people in the US. It is used for the feeling of euphoria and closeness with others. However, even short-term use can cause severe depression, muscle tension, chills, blurred visions, faintness, teeth clenching, sweating, and nausea.

9.) Hallucinogens: Hallucinogens can include a number of drugs including LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, and ketamine. In this class, LSD is the most abused drug in 2012. The effects of LSD are very unpredictable, and can cause psychosis.

10.) Heroin: Last on or list of the most abused drugs in 2012, is heroin. Made from the resin of poppy plants, heroin is highly addictive and withdrawal is excruciating. Once considered the ultimate drug addiction, heroin has taken a backseat to prescription painkillers which have similar effects and are more readily available in some parts of the US.