Molly is the street name for a powdered form of the drug MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. It is typically white, unlike the colorful pills of the past, and is considered to be a more pure form.
The drug was recently suspected in causing the deaths of young people at an electronic music festival in New York and another girl after a concert in Boston. This newer form of MDMA has fueled an unfortunate resurgence in its overall use.
Signs of the increased use of all forms of Ecstasy include reports from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), which showed emergency department visits involving the drug have more than doubled in less than a decade. Overall they’re up by more than 20 times the amount from the early 1990’s, topping 20,000 annually now.
Health risks from the drug can include hallucinations, blurred vision, nausea, overheating, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, seizures, involuntary teeth clenching, chills and an increase in other risky behavior due to lowered inhibitions.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “In high doses, MDMA can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate temperature. On rare but unpredictable occasions, this can lead to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), which can result in liver, kidney, or cardiovascular system failure or even death.”
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