We have all heard the word molly come up in a song or in a conversation but do we know what it means? If you are a parent of a someone going clubbing and partying, you might want to know about Ecstasy. Some call it ‘E’ and some call it Molly (MDMA) but it is one drug. This is a very common drug that is used at clubs and party’s and is highly addictive.
Why Do People Take Ecstasy?
It’s said that some people who take ecstasy later turn to other drugs and battle to get off it.
A lot of people call Ecstasy the pill of love as when it’s used it changes your perception of what you feel and touch it is very popular during sex.
Ecstasy Side Effects
Ecstasy is made up of Hallucinogens which is known to be a psychoactive agent that plays on your brain and perceptions as well as emotions. This can trigger a sad or scary experience from the past that changes your mood without realizing it.
This particular drug is extremely damaging and can cause many side effects as well as behavioral problems and mood swings.
Ecstasy is normally taken in small doses as a large amount could lead to an overdose and death.
Once you take the tablet it normally takes about 20-30 minutes to take affect and you start to feel energetic and that it has started to work. A few side effects of the drug would be
- feeling close to people around you
- Lots of energy
- Muscle aches
- Increase in heart rate
- Pupils dilate
- Grinding your teeth
Some people want more of the feeling and take a higher dosage this can lead to death or brain hemorrhages but there are also a lot of side effects.
- Extremely fast Heart rate
- Have convulsions
- Very Thirsty
- Once the drug starts to ware off which could be after 6 hours from taking it you start feeling an emotional come down but the come down could last a few days making you feel depressed, sad, anxious and find it difficult to sleep.
Studies have proven that ecstasy damages your brain and your nervous system which can lead to extreme depression and anxiety.
If you need more information about Ecstasy or any other drug please contact Twin Rivers Rehab and one of our counsellors will assist you.
David is the Clinical and Development Director of Twin Rivers Rehab in South Africa and a UK Accredited Addictions Therapist with the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals UK. Articles/Blogs are written with the assistance of researchers and other specialists in the field of addiction and the recovery process