“Molly” is the street name for MDMA a recreational psychoactive “club drug.” MDMA is the active ingredient in ecstasy, which usually refers to the street pill form of the drug. While ecstasy is commonly “cut” with other additives, the term “Molly” generally refers to pure MDMA.
MDMA rose to prominence in trendy nightclubs and gay dance clubs throughout the early 1980’s. From there it spread to raves and clubs across the country. In 1985 the DEA classified MDMA as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. In 2008 it was estimated that 10-25 million people had tried MDMA or ecstasy at least once in the past year. MDMA drug abuse is still prominent today and there are many different reasons for that. MDMA drug abuse is one the more dangerous addictions for a person to have.
MDMA drug abuse takes effect after 30 to 45 minutes, starting with little rushes of exhilaration. These are sometimes accompanied by feelings of nausea and disorientation. Some abusers also find their stomach starts churning. Others experience a mild panic, especially if they’re unfamiliar with the drug. Such negative effects don’t usually persist for long, though. The peak effects of MDMA drug abuse are felt 60 to 90 minutes after ingestion and last for two to four hours, followed by a gradual comedown.
MDMA drug abuse can have withdrawal symptoms, overdose symptoms and have certain symptoms when using. Here are some of the overdose symptoms of MDMA drug abuse.
MDMA drug abuse is psychologically addicting and the most common withdrawal of this addiction is DEPRESSION. Like most drugs of abuse, abuse of MDMA triggers the “reward pathway” in the brain. This is the pathway that is activated when something good happens normally- exercise, sex, and chocolate can all trigger this pathway. Drugs of abuse cause an extreme reaction in this pathway, causing an overproduction of so-called “pleasure chemicals” in the brain. Over time, the pathway adapts to the constant influx of these chemicals. It stops producing as many chemicals in response to the drugs (and any other pleasurable event) and the reward pathway also becomes less responsive to the chemicals. When the drugs are stopped or significantly reduced, the individual experiences depression, anxiety, and drug craving.
Those who overdose from MDMA drug abuse usually experience overheating, panic attacks, faintness, severe dehydration and loss of consciousness. MDMA drug abuse raises your body temperature and makes you restless so you have to keep on moving and you literally overheat and cook your insides. Some people who have died from MDMA drug abuse have had body temps over 108 degrees.
MDMA drug abuse is not something to be taken lightly and the more knowledge you have about it the better. The intense effects of MDMA drug abuse can make this drug addictive and very dangerous. While MDMA drug abuse may not be as addictive as cocaine, heroin, or Xanax abuse it is still very dangerous and has long lasting effects on the brain and the body. MDMA drug abuse is usually recreational and not addictive in nature but it can be hard to stop once you begin to abuse it habitually. It also can have long term withdrawal effects that most people won’t realize are the residual effects of MDMA drug abuse.
MDMA drug abuse or any drug abuse is dangerous. If you choose to use any drugs, please get the information first, and if you need help stopping any drug abuse, please seek help from a drug treatment center.