Educate Yourself Before Trying Molly

by Mike Miller January 13, 2014
Have you ever heard of the drug “Molly?” Odds are if you go to clubs, raves or have a teenager you have. This dangerous drug, more commonly known as Ecstasy, has been blamed on the deaths of at least four teenagers recently. Molly — short for "molecule" — is billed as a purified form of MDMA, the main ingredient in Ecstasy. It boosts both serotonin and dopamine, making a person feel happy, and enhancing the pleasure of touch. But Harvard Medical School professor John Hal... [More]

Molly’s Are Dangerous – Take a Drug Awareness Class and Learn More!

by Mike Miller January 9, 2014
A pig is a pig regardless of what you call it. Ecstasy is ecstasy even if you call it “Molly.” As a counselor for drug and alcohol awareness classes, I hear about new drug names all of the time. When a student mentioned her favorite drug was molly I was perplexed. However, after a brief description of the drug’s effects I knew exactly what she was talking about. She claims she had no idea she had taken MDMA, otherwise known as Ecstasy, a club-drug popular at raves and other so... [More]

Drug Classes Teach How Ecstasy Contributes to Memory Loss

by Mike Miller August 19, 2012
Given that a good drug class taken at the right age might keep you from ever using Ecstasy, it would lead you to believe that your memory could be maximized from a drug class. For years we have read about how alcohol and marijuana adversely affect our memory, now comes new research that so too does Ecstasy. This as reported in Fox News. This is the first study of Ecstasy users before they begin to use the drug regularly, which helps rule out alternative causes for the memory loss. They are mea... [More]

Ecstasy Users Definitely Need Drug Classes

by Mike Miller April 30, 2012
Most people who have used the drug ecstasy know that it can provide a euphoric feeling. However, that great feeling could be setting users up for a long battle with depression. A recent study out of Canada reported by CBS news, revealed that teens who get high on MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamine and/or amphetamine could be setting themselves up for feeling depressed long after they take the drugs, according to a new Canadian study. Frightening Findings Researchers interviewed about 3,900 10th ... [More]

Addictive Drugs - Ecstasy

by Mike Miller October 15, 2011
In our series on addictive drugs we next look at ecstasy. Ecstasy, scientifically known as MDMA, can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety. Did you know of all the major addictive drugs, ecstasy is the least addictive? On a scale from 0 to 3, with 3 being the most addictive (heroin), MDMA rated a 1.2 for psychological dependence and a 0.7 for physical dependence. Can Ecstasy Be Good for You? Many studies, particularly in the fields of psychology and cogn... [More]