The Dangerous Effects of Molly

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The Dangerous Effects of Molly Ashley Oliveira COM156 November 14, 2013 Regina Audio The Dangerous Effects of Molly Recreational drugs have existed for hundreds of years; even Shakespeare was known to have done opiates while writing many of his plays and stories. One drug that is fairly unknown to most, but has been around for decades is Molly. Molly is very similar to Ecstasy and is a form of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or the abbreviated MDMA. MDMA is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with a chemical makeup similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. Molly is the street name and can be found in pill form or as the pure powder form of MDMA. The drug is becoming a popular trend among college students experimenting with drugs, and while MDMA has been in existence for years, it is a relatively new drug to most that poses dangerous effects including dehydration and death. MDMA was first made by a German company in 1912, commonly used as an appetite suppressant. MDMA has been available as a street drug since the 1980s and climbed in popularity in the 1990s with college students at raves, nightclubs and rock parties ("", n.d.). Ecstasy is a direct relative of Molly, however, Ecstasy is MDMA combined with other potentially toxic of deadly chemicals, and may contain other substances in addition to MDMA. MDMA or Molly, as it is known in code, is the pure form of the drug 3, 4 -methylenedioxymethamphetamine. The effects of Molly are much more dangerous compared to Ecstasy. Ecstasy stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin from brain neurons, that can produce a high effect lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. The effects vary based on the person taking the drug, as well

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