Last weekend, thousands of concertgoers flocked to the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State for the Paradiso Festival for some great music and an unexpected molly death. Many people who were in attendence at the concert were there to enjoy music, get high, and drink with friends; unfortunately this all resulted in a molly death for one 21-year-old man, and left 72 additional people hospitalized. Concertgoers reported that the drug “Molly” was used by many at the festival, and was easily obtained.
Molly Death Shocks Festival
It’s always sad to hear about those who have lost their lives to drug use, even if it was just once. One of the simplest ways to deter people from falling under a similar fate to those in Washington, is awareness. Here are some basic facts about Molly, the drug that left a family shattered, and dozens suffering as a result of this molly death.
What Is Molly?
Molly, the powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in Ecstasy, and falls into the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes of drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers it to be a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning it has a high potential for abuse, and is not used by doctors for treatment in the medical community. The synthetic nature of each pill, or batch of pills, means they can have different combinations of substances in the mix, putting consumers at risk for unknown consequences. It comes in colorful pills, tablets, or capsules that sometimes have cartoon-like images on them.
Avoid A Molly Death
People who use Molly are likely to feel invincible, euphoric, extremely alert, or hyperactive between three to six hours (for one dose). Negative side effects can include muscle cramping, nausea, blurred vision, increased heart rate and blood pressure. Additionally, high doses can interfere with the ability to regulate body temperature, resulting in hypothermia from a sharp increase in body temperature. Regular use has resulted in liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure.
Use Of MDMA & Ecstasy Is Increasing
Despite these harmful consequences, an NIDA study shows in the past-year, abuse of these types of stimulants has increased significantly among college students and young adults between the ages of 19 and 29. Another report revealed emergency room visits related to Ecstasy increased nearly 123% from 2004 to 2009; two-thirds of these visits involved 18 to 29 year olds.
If you, or someone you care about is showing signs of drug abuse or addiction, there is hope of recovery. The Watershed rehab in Florida has programs structured specifically for individuals who are addicted to ecstasy, MDMA, and Molly. Call today to speak with a specialist about how The Watershed can meet your needs 1-800-861-1768.Tags: ecstasy, effects of molly, MDMA, molly, molly drug, party drugs