Over the last few of years, the use and experimentation with the drug MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy has increased significantly. While there are many names for what may seem like a mysterious substance, Molly, MDMA and Ecstasy are all the same type of drug. However, ecstasy remains cryptic and files in its own category because of how it is synthesized with ingredients unknown to you. The increased use of MDMA at popular music festivals has brought the issue of death by recreational drug use to the media. At Enlightened Solutions, we hope to educate parents, friends, family and those addicted to the euphoria associated with ecstasy about the dangers of use.
Pretty Pill. Life-Threatening Reaction.
Often classified within the guidelines of a hallucinogen and a stimulant or psychedelic, MDMA distorts your idea of your environment and surroundings. Because of the blind, unregulated purchase of MDMA and ecstasy, you can never be sure what the drug contains and should be weary. Ecstasy comes in creative shapes and colors to make the drug look more appealing and to mask the dangers associated with use. As soon as you pop a pill of ecstasy, everything changes as serotonin floods your system. The effects of ecstasy intensify physical touch and mood. These feelings are false and impossible to reach without the drug, and this concept is enough to create and reinforce a system of abuse. Reality falls short, often causing depression and anxiety without it.
Young people all over the world take more than one pill to sustain the effect that can last up to four hours. Ecstasy use can result in death, and it is important to understand immediate effects, in addition to the severity of long-term use. Blood pressure and heart rate increase and can add stress to the heart. Heart attack and stroke can occur when taking MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy, but the calming feeling for the user can make these things undetectable. Often those who overdose have no idea what is happening to them as they lose consciousness or until it is too late.