It's All The Rave; All About the Drug MDMA (Molly/Mollies)
The Modern Day Techno Hippy Uses Molly, Mollies, X, or Ecstasy
Every generation has its genre of music, fashion, and hair styles. Generation Y, or the Millennial Generation, seems to be the modern day hippy. They are anti-war, pro-love, and many enjoy a little boost in the feel good part of their brains by using MDMA. The technical name for MDMA is “3, 4-methylenedioxy-N -methylamphetamine.” Street names for the drug are Ecstasy, X, Rolling, or Molly. It is a synthetic drug, not natural. MDMA is a psychoactive drug similar to that of a hallucinogen or methamphetamine.
This drug gives one such a euphoric high that they never want to stop dancing and loving people. They seem to be full of energy, while friendly and trusting of everyone. This could really put an individual in a seriously dangerous situation.
It seems to be popular among those who like to “Rave”; meaning electronic music festivals that last all night or even for days at a time. It’s similar to the hippies of the 1960’s whereas the slogan, “peace, love, sex, drugs and rock and roll” has only replaced rock and roll with dance.
Those who participate in a Rave may or may not be using Molly. I know many people who just enjoy the music, dancing, and party. That being said, you may be wondering what is a Rave? A Rave is a group of people having an all night party. Generally, participants dress in wild, scandalous, neon attire with neon props, so that they glow under the popularly used black light. Dancing is the main focus at these parties, and many ravers dance for hours at a time.
The music at a modern day Rave is very interesting. It is a genre all to itself. It’s techno music with a twist. DJ’s are the musicians at a Rave. They use computer technology to mix old songs, new songs, and turn old songs into new songs. As in all the arts, this requires talent. Not everyone has the ability to create a popular mix.
Some popular DJs include:
- George Acosta
- Dead Mau5
- Deejay Twoocan
How MDMA Effects Your Brain
Those who roll stimulate the release of the natural neurotransmitter and mood enhancer, Serotonin in their brains. Sounds good, right? Sounds completely safe, right? Wrong! The brain has a certain amount of Serotonin stored up for a purpose. When it is chemically and forcibly released, the user is in for a hard crash.
Most of those who roll, or enjoy Molly, experience a severe case of depression once the drug has worn off. Coming down can lasts for days. Depression and suicidal thoughts are common. Some have tried to supplement the Serotonin with the herb Kava Kava, a mood enhancer. This, however, is not serotonin. It takes the brain a while to rebuild its cache of Serotonin, and to continue to take the drug will not be as effective, if effective at all. This is where it really becomes dangerous.
What about you?
Medical Benefits and MDMA Detriment
Since Ecstasy is a mood enhancer, it can be a productive medication for certain disorders. It can be safely taken if monitored by a physician. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients have been given MDMA as therapy, under a doctor’s care, to help them get through the devastating and depressing things they’ve experienced in war.
If Ecstasy is taken on a regular basis, or several times in succession, it confuses the gland, hypothalamus. This is the gland that regulates body temperature, controls hunger and thirst, fatigue and sleep. Believe it or not, many users have suffered from hypothermia. Severe, uncontrollable fever is a side effect of someone who overdoses on too much MDMA. At the very least, it will cost the person a hospital visit; and at the very worst, death.
X is taken as a pill, crushed and snorted, or crushed and made into ‘bombs” which are crushed MDMA in a cigarette paper that can be swallowed and become effective quickly. X causes involuntary teeth clenching, sleep disorders, and possible dehydration. When in a club environment where it’s hot and you are sweaty, dehydration could become a serious problem.
Another sobering fact is that MDMA is sometimes cut with:
I am hoping this information is useful for my readers. Please be aware of what you are taking, and, by all means, watch your kids!
"Be kind to one another" ~ Ellen
God Bless You ~ Margaret Sullivan