Just like most drugs, molly can be addictive. Teens are hooked on molly because of its fun and euphoric effects that make any kind of day just a little bit more interesting. I had a friend tell me once that she was terrified to try molly again because of how much she enjoyed it. She said it took her to another place and that she felt depressed while off it. Imagine how a drug that can cause ‘instant’ happiness will make adolescents feel? That’s a dangerous mix.
Molly is the street name for ecstasy or MDMA. MDMA or molly is known as a club drug and it has effects similar to those of stimulants. It often makes a person feel accepted and like everyone is their best friend in the whole world even when that is not necessarily the reality of the situation. Molly is man made and doesn’t come from any sort of plant matter like marijuana, cocaine or heroin. This means that makers of Molly can add whatever they want to it, so the purity of MDMA is always in question and can make molly really dangerous.
MDMA or molly has tons of street names used by teens. Names such as:
- Lover’s Speed
- Love drug
Molly technically according to those on the street is the purist form of MDMA out there. It usually comes in powder form or in capsules unlike Ecstasy which comes in pill form.
According to the 2011, NIDA study, teens are hooked on molly but over the past 10 years the numbers have dropped not risen. Since 2011, the amount of teens hooked on molly dropped from around 5% to around 2%. The drop among older teens hooked on molly is close in percentage. The amount of teens hooked on molly in the past year or that had used molly in the past year had dropped significantly also.
So are teens really hooked on molly?
Like all other drugs teens can get hooked on molly and they are. The overall numbers may have dropped, but there are still thousands of teens addicted to molly and in need of help. Signs of Molly addiction include taking the drug despite the negative consequences, unpleasant side effects, and other social, behavioral, legal and health consequences.
Just like cocaine, heroin, and marijuana addiction – teens can get hooked on Molly based on a person’s genes, living environment, and other factors. Some teens will continue to take molly in order to prevent an onset of depression that will result from the stabilization of mood. The diminishing feeling of euphoria can cause some people to feel suicidal. Molly addiction is serious and once a teen gets addicted it can be hard, but not impossible, to wean them off the drug.
If you or someone you know needs treatment for their molly addiction please call us at 800-951-6135 or visit us online at www.palmpartners.com.