Molly, or MDMA, is a “pure” form of ecstasy sold in the form of white powder or pill. Using Molly releases serotonin and dopamine in the brain — chemicals that the brain produces naturally when having a good time. Molly users feel euphoric, energetic and uninhibited shortly after intake which caused the popularity of the substance at clubs and festivals. It is perceived as a safer drug; however, Molly causes a rapid increase of heart rate while disorienting the perception at the same time, which along with the feeling of euphoria prohibits the user to notice the fading endurance of their body resulting to hyperthermia, seizures, dehydration, cardiac events and comas. It can also can alter the mood and lead to depression. While Molly is thought to be a “pure” form of ecstasy, the chemical make-up of any drug is difficult to manage. Other substances are often sold and distributed as Molly, therefore, you cannot always be sure you are to see Molly*.
Shortly after using Molly, users will experience the following effects:
- Increased Heart Rate
- Increased Body Temperature
- Muscle Cramping
- Blurred Vision
- Teeth Clenching
After the euphoric feeling wears off, the following effects often linger on:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Body Aches and Fatigue
- Organ Damage, including brain, liver and kidney damage
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory problems
*The slogan “Have you seen Molly?” is a reference to the use of the drug. The phrase is often seen in posters littered at music festivals. Molly is also casually mentioned by many hip-hop artists in their songs.