The outdoor music festival is getting popular nowadays, where people both young and old are attending. This is also the event that unscrupulous people are using and offering drugs to party goers.
Molly along with ecstasy are some of the party drugs that can cause an overdose. Some people may not know it, but one thing is sure, this drug offers life-threatening side effects.
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What is Molly?
Experts say that molly contains MDMA or 3, 4 – methylenedioxymethamphetamine that is the main component of Ecstasy (1). Having this component, it is expected that Molly can give psychedelic and euphoric effects to users.
Dealers of this substance claim that it is safer and purer than any other drug. But, the truth is that this substance poses extremely dangerous side effects. The notion that Molly is a safe drug may give the courage to users to take larger doses.
Molly is available in powder or capsule form. But, manufacturers of this drug produce it in injectable form. This is one of the reasons why people can easily use it for recreational purposes.
How Long Does Molly Last in Your System?
|Single Dose Result||
Multiple Dose Result
|Blood||Can be detected up to 12 hours||Can be detected in about 24 hours|
|Urine||Can be detected in1-3 days||Can be detected in 2-5 days|
|Saliva||Can be detected in 1-3 days||Can be detected in 1-5 days|
|Hair||Can be detected up to 3 months||Can be detected in about 3 months|
Before you decide to consume this Molly, it makes sense knowing how long will it stay in your system. This is important especially if you need to pass a drug test.
There’s no precise answer about this question. It depends on the amount of substance you have consumed. This means that if you took a small dose it will leave your system faster.
However, if you have taken a higher dose or have been using it regularly, you should expect that it’ll take longer staying in your body.
The substance goes out your blood faster but stays longer in your hair, urine and saliva. It stays in your hair for 3 months regardless if you’re taking single or multi-dose.
It takes 2-5 days in your urine or saliva if you’re taking multi-dose and 3 days for a single dose.
If you will undergo drug test but you had taken a single dose of Molly, you should do the test after 12 hours to achieve negative results.
Side Effects Of Molly
This drug is dangerous because other chemicals can be integrated with the formula. Obviously, if this drug contains other amphetamine-like chemicals, it will cause a euphoric feeling. Consuming molly along with alcohol is very dangerous and poses a great risk to your life.
Prior to trying this drug, you must understand first the risks and side effects.
- It alters the brain chemistry
Molly shows a great impact on both your body and mind. It stimulates the release of different chemicals in the brain including serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. These chemicals are responsible for regulating your mood, pleasure, aggression, pain and sleep.
Once you take Molly, the natural chemicals were altered. Thus, cause messes in your mind. Using this drug can alter your mood abruptly making you feel angry, paranoid or depressed.
- After effects
The after effects of Molly to your brain chemicals particularly serotonin can cause lasting discomfort. Likewise, a shortage of serotonin can make an individual feel severely confused and depressed.
It also affects your memory that can lead to difficulty with concentration. This effect may be temporary, but in some cases, they can be permanent.
- Lasting physical symptoms
Aside from mental effects, using this drug can cause physical symptoms that may last for more than a week. It can aggravate irritability, anxiety, aggression, depression and other mood issues.
You may also feel a lack of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, restlessness, decrease in libido, constant thirst and nausea.
- Increase in body temperature
A sudden increase in one’s body temperature can cause death. This is the very dangerous effect of using Molly. As mentioned earlier, this substance is used at concerts and other events where people are contained in a tight space and high temperature.
If the body temperature is high, it can cause heat stroke and worse death. On the other hand, many people drink water to suppress the intense heat. But, drinking too much while the drug stays in your system can seriously damage your kidney.
An overdose happens because many users falsely believe that it is safe to take Molly. It’s not true that overdose rarely happen. Definitely, taking too much Molly put you to risks of overdose or heat stroke.
If you experience elevated blood pressure, feeling faint, seizures, loss of consciousness and panic attacks, then you have overdosed.
The side effects of Molly can be serious and put your health at risks and worse fatalities. If you want to live longer, you should not experiment using this dangerous drug. You should also help anyone using this drug by telling him about the risks.
Some Precautions To Take Before Doing Molly
Molly is a drug, but still many people have been using it even if they know that it may pose risks to their lives. Anyone who would want to try this drug should consider some precautions. The first thing to think about is the dosage.
If it’s your first time, start with a smaller dose and it should be no more than 100mg. Likewise, it’s not recommended to take Molly if you have the pre-existing medical condition such as heart problems, asthma or lung disease, diabetes, compromised immune system, epilepsy, and depression. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take this drug or any kind of substance.
The use of Molly is one of the fast-emerging drug-related problems not only in the US but also in other countries including Australia, Europe and New Zealand. It is considered as a multibillion-dollar business that’s why many people were attracted to deal with the drugs.
In spite of the fact that the government is enacting laws making it illegal, but still they can’t control the production. If you are curious about Molly, you should be aware that any kind of drug can do no good for your health and your life.
Therefore, you must think many times how it will negatively impact your life versus the temporary euphoria that it will give to you. Besides, you can do other things that will make you happy instead of taking drugs.
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