You may have heard about the dangers of MDMA, but you may have not heard about its street name, Molly. Molly, short for molecular, is sold as a pure form of MDMA (ecstasy); however, studies have shown the term “pure” cannot always be used to describe Molly in all cases. Some forms are being combined with other substances, such as fertilizer or caffeine, and distinguishing it as something pure.
Have You Heard of Molly
If you have not heard about Molly through drug education programs or in the news, references are also made in popular music. Multiple Hip-hop artists have referred to Molly in several songs. It was mentioned by 2 Chainz in the song “Beez in the Trap”, by Kanye West in his song “Mercy”, by Childish Gambino in his track “Unnecessary,” and by Danny Brown in his song titled “Die Like a Rockstar. The sad reality that young people are imitating the behaviors and personas of these popular Hip-hop artists is the greatest concern. Reports show that the drug is most popular among those ages 16 to 24 and there has been a noticeable increase in the use by teens; even middle school aged.
Statistics of Molly
Exact statistics on the usage rates and ages of Molly remain unknown because they are combined with statistics of MDMA. The use of Molly usually carries the same health dangers as the use of MDMA. These effects and dangers include increased heart rate, increased body temperature, high blood pressure, increased perspiration, jaw-clenching, teeth grinding, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, nausea, confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, muscle tension and cramps, tremors, sweating, blurred vision, and chills. Higher consumptions of MDMA can lead to liver, kidney and cardiovascular failures, severe dehydration, overheating, hyponatremia (a result of drinking too much water which can cause swelling of the brain and death), and death from overdose. Continued use of MDMA can result in addiction which comes with its own share of negative physical, emotional, mental, and social effects.
The Use Among Youth
In order to slow the growth of usage of drugs like Molly among the youth, it is important for parents to educate themselves on the dangers and effects of Molly and other drugs in order to talk to their children. Drugs offer a short-term high, mixed with a long-term path of destruction, depression, and death. If anyone suspects that they or a loved one are suffering from an addiction to Molly, or any other drug, it is important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible.