Molly is another name for MDMA, Ecstasy, X, or E, but no matter what you call it, it’s extremely dangerous. Habitual use can lead to brain damage, organ failure, and even death – and yet it remains a popular party drug due to the euphoric and attractive feeling it produces.

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What Is Molly?

Molly, or 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), is a synthetic drug that alters the mind, your mood, and your perception of the world around you. It is also commonly known as Ecstasy. Similarly to hallucinogens and stimulants, MDMA can change how you experience your senses, increase your energy and stamina levels, and heighten your sense of empathy. Molly generally also provides a euphoric feeling of pleasure and happiness, leading to common abuse at raves, parties, and nightclubs.

There are many risks to abusing MDMA, one being that you can never really be sure how pure it is. Illicit drug manufacturers will cut their supply with anything from ketamine to PCP or meth. Even in its purest form, it is dangerous and can kill a person with a large enough dose. Taking too much Molly can cause a large spike in body temperature, which can lead to organ failure or death if a person does not seek help. The trouble is a person on MDMA may not notice the danger until it is too late. Most MDMA-related overdose deaths don’t happen due to the drug itself but because of severe heatstroke and dehydration after partying all night.

Side Effects of Molly

There are many side effects associated with MDMA use. Some of the unpleasant side effects of Molly include:

  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Cold chills, sweating, temperature spike
  • Elevated blood pressure and heart rate
  • Involuntary clenching of the teeth
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shaking or tremor
  • Hallucinations
  • Muscle cramps
  • Inability to sleep
  • Fainting

Molly Withdrawal Symptoms

Coming down from Molly is not a pleasant experience. A person can become irritable, depressed, and anxious as the drug wears off and leaves their system. Other withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Impulsive or aggressive behavior
  • Cognitive and memory issues
  • Loss of appetite

If you suspect a loved one is partying too much and may be abusing Molly, it is vital to get them help immediately. Habitual MDMA abuse can lead to permanent brain damage and death.

Symptoms of MDMA Abuse

Knowing what to look for is critical to recognizing symptoms of MDMA abuse and getting someone the help they need to break their addiction. Warning signs and symptoms of MDMA abuse include:

  • Increased energy or lack of energy
  • Self-care and hygiene issues
  • Dilated pupils
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss, and malnutrition
  • Repetitive when speaking
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Flu-like symptoms and nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Clenching or grinding the teeth involuntarily
  • High blood pressure and heart rate
  • Blurred vision
  • Elevated body temperature leading to heatstroke or exhaustion
  • Noticeably lowered inhibitions
  • More outgoing, friendly, or social
  • Laughs a lot more than normal
  • Increased empathy
  • Heightened attraction to others

Regular MDMA abuse can have severe life-long consequences like brain damage, organ failure, or death. The best way to break an addiction to MDMA is with professional help at an addiction treatment center.

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