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 Halpern warns that the side effects can range from dehydration to even over-hydration. How is that possible? As reported in

While the high during use may be great, the day after is equally bad. The crash after using the drug can be so severe that Molly hangovers have been dubbed "Suicide Tuesdays."

What is even scarier, is the fact that users don't really know what they are using. Realistically, this stuff is dangerous and deadly, and you are playing Russian roulette. Often what people think is Molly is often partly — or completely — something else.

College campuses have also been cautioning students -- as the popularity of Molly keeps growing.

Popular artists, like Rhianna, mention the drug in songs further glamorizing the drug. This works against authorities who are trying to educate people and discourage it's use. Adding to the challenge is that Molly is odorless and easy to conceal.

The only way to prevent these tragedies, is to educate our youth on how dangerous it is. Few people would risk their lives if they knew they were doing it. Do yourself and those you care about a favor – take an alcohol and drug educational class so you can make smart and healthy decisions.

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