The Meaning and Risks of Candy Flipping

Nightclubs and other urban settings have become a playground for drug use and experimentation. People seek to enhance their social experiences and often rely on substances to do so. This has led to partygoers getting creative with their enhancements. There is a widespread disregard for the dangers of these substances, as well as the risks associated with mixing them. We are looking at the process of candy flipping and why doing so may not be the best idea.


What Is Candy Flipping?

This phrase refers to the combination of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) and MDMA (aka Molly or Ecstasy). Typically, the user will begin by taking LSD, then follow it with a dose of MDMA approximately 4 hours later. This is intended to bring the user to the peak effects of the former before layering on the feel-good sensation of the latter. That being said, the experience can be a hit or miss depending on the user’s physical and psychological foundations.



These substances are commonly mistaken for one another, especially among those unfamiliar with the growing party drug scene. Aside from the risk of mixing them, it is important to be aware of the ways each makes the user feel. 


Effects of LSD include:


  • Energy
  • Euphoria
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Dilated pupils
  • Distorted sense of environment
  • Paranoia
  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings


Effects of MDMA Include:


  • Heightened empathy
  • Increased sensitivity to touch and surroundings
  • Feelings of affection or closeness to those around you
  • Distorted visuals
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Body chills
  • Cramping of the muscles


Those who elect to candy flip are likely seeking a more enhanced feeling than one drug alone could provide. Regardless of the reason, any kind of combination presents risks to the users.


The Dangers of Mixing These Party Drugs

What goes up must always come down. An LSD comedown can last as long as 24 hours and can make the user feel depressed or paranoid. For people coming down from MDMA, many attest to the strong urge to take another dose, if only to relieve what they are experiencing. Taking these drugs together will result in an intense experience, with issues present such as:


  • Faulty memory
  • Lack of appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of aggression or irritability


Candy flipping can also lead to severe hydration problems. For instance, MDMA use presents the risk of water intoxication, meaning too much water is ingested too quickly. Perhaps the most infamous danger is the prospect of having a bad trip. How a person reacts to LSD is reliant on a number of factors, and adding Molly to the mix could make that likelihood more intense and long-lasting. The safest option is absolutely abstaining from this practice. 


Resources & Recovery at Better Addiction Care

If you find yourself needing party drugs like LSD or MDMA to enjoy a social experience, it may be an indicator of a deeper problem at play. It is important to be aware of the risks involved with this kind of drug abuse, and an inability to stop could mean that help is needed. Luckily, we are equipped with a variety of resources that can aid in getting you the care you need.


To learn more about the steps you can take towards sobriety, contact a specialist at Better Addiction Care at 800-429-7690 today. 


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