Many different drugs have many different names. There are thousands of medications whose scientific name is a half-mile long and difficult to pronounce, but the drugs that are illegal, harmful, and addictive have the most nicknames. Part of the reason for this is that those who abuse drugs typically want to hide what they’re doing. Part of it is because they want to sound streetwise and cool. But there’s nothing cool about abusing drugs.
A stimulant, molly is a nickname for MDMA or 3,4- methylenedioxy-methamphetamine. Another well-known name for MDMA is ecstasy, but it also goes by names such as Vitamin X, E-Bomb, and Smartees. No matter what you call it, it’s an illegal, artificial drug that can take the form of white powder or crystals with potentially hallucinogenic properties. More troubling, however, is that molly can also resemble candy in its brightly-colored pill form.
MDMA is a controlled substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse, and no medical use is currently accepted. If you or someone you know is struggling with MDMA abuse, Northpoint Washington offers substance abuse treatment programs that specialize in medical detox to help clients overcome behavioral health issues in a safe place.
What Are the Effects of Taking Molly?
With the reputation as a party drug, molly gives an individual a feeling of well-being and happiness, enhancing the user’s senses of sight, sound, and touch. Molly is typically found at discos and rave parties, places where people can share these heightened sensations in a stimulating social atmosphere. The effects of this drug include euphoria, heightened senses, and long-lasting energy.
Other effects to know about are the significant adverse side effects, both short- and long-term, that can come about due to molly. Since most drug dealers do not have access to pure MDMA, many sell pills that they cut with other ingredients such as cocaine, heroin, caffeine, or LSD, so it can be tough to predict effects. There can be negative side effects even while the user is still under the influence. Some of these include:
- Impaired judgment
- Blurred vision
Repeated MDMA use can lead to drug tolerance, which develops into abuse and can quickly escalate to party drug addiction. Signs of use vary but typically include:
- Dilated pupils
- Staying awake for days at a time
- Less inclined to feel pain
- Excessive sweating
- Reduced anxiety and depression
How to Recognize an Ecstasy Addiction
MDMA abuse usually begins out of experimentation, but continued use can quickly result in addiction. Signs often include frequent use and being unable to feel normal or have fun without it. Warnings of an ecstasy addiction include:
- Changes in social circle
- Sudden difficulty meeting daily obligations
- Financial difficulties
- Legal problems
- Hiding the drug at home
- Depression and oversleeping when not using
Repeated use of molly interferes with an individual’s normal brain chemistry, resulting in severe mood swings and potential brain damage. MDMA so completely drains the body of naturally occurring “feel good” chemicals that users frequently experience extreme depression in the days after their last dose.
Find Relief from MDMA Abuse at Northpoint Washington
Specialized treatment for substance abuse is available at Northpoint Washington, where we not only treat the core matters of addiction but also provide our best community-driven care in a safe, high-end facility. If you or someone you love needs treatment for MDMA abuse, contact us now to learn more about how our addiction programs can facilitate better mental and physical health. Call our Northpoint Washington team at 425.437.3298 for more information. You can also reach us through our brief message form online.