Is Molly Addictive?

Written by Chloe Nicosia

Is Molly Addictive If You Only Use It Occasionally?

The drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is better known as Molly, which stands for molecular, and references the crystalline powder form sold in capsules or by itself. Many users believe Molly is not contaminated the way ecstasy is, but they are mistaken. The question we will discuss in greater detail is this – is Molly addictive?

Is Molly Addictive

Is Molly addictive? Molly is a Schedule I drug, and according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” People use Molly because it creates a euphoria that makes them enjoy music and flashing lights more than normal. Molly also supplies the energy to dance for hours, which makes it a popular drug at dance raves and night clubs. Molly is not considered addictive in the physical sense, but psychological addiction is common. One of the major concerns is that it can lead serious physical and mental health problems when used on a regular basis. When Molly is cut with amphetamines to lower the cost, it can cause physical cravings when an individual ceases to use it. The psychological addiction stems from the brain’s reward centers being flooded with serotonin.

Is Molly Physically Addictive?

Is Molly physically addictive? Pure Molly is not physically addictive, but very little of it is pure. It’s cut with all types of substances so the dealer can make more money when selling it. Some of the things Molly is cut with include aspirin, bath salts, caffeine, methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl. There are times when Molly contains no MDMA at all. If the Molly purchased contains addictive drugs, then it has the potential for addicting the user to the added substance. Molly is touted as being more pure than ecstasy because it is pure MDMA. Believing that can be a dangerous mistake. You really don’t know what you are getting when you buy Molly, and people who become addicted may be physically addicted to methamphetamine and not be aware of the source of their addiction. Unintentional drug use is common among Molly users, and therein lies the greatest risk. The individual may be ingesting a drug he or she had no intention to take due to some health issues, and may wind up in the emergency room with complications.

Molly Addiction Symptoms

There are a number of Molly addiction symptoms that serve as a warning for the user and his or her family, and they include the following:

  • Strong urges to use Molly when under stress, when feeling happy, in social settings, and at party type activities
  • Willing to use the drug even when it can be dangerous
  • Skipping important activities to take the drug with other users
  • Not meeting important obligations (work, school, family) due to Molly use
  • Developing a strong tolerance to Molly
  • Continued use of Molly even though it has caused problems at work or school
  • Continued use of the drug even when it is clearly causing psychological issues
  • A great deal of time is spent recovering from the use of Molly

High school and college students are at a great risk of abusing Molly as are dropouts in the same age group. This age group likes to party and seldom think of the dangers or the long-term consequences of their actions. While death resulting from Molly is not as commons as that from opioid abuse, it does happen.

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Sources:

https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/mdma-ecstasymolly

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/297064.php

https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/ecstasy/