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“When I tried molly for the first time, I was at a wild and crazy pool party. Music was playing and there were a bunch of famous DJs there. I was having a great time for the first couple hours. However, as I was leaving I started feeling very scared because my heart was beating out of control and I felt as though it was going to eventually just stop beating. I was having an anxiety attack when my friends and I got back to the hotel so I took a cold shower to lower my temperature and felt slightly better. I knew after that, that molly was not something I would ever recommend.”

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Ecstasy and “Molly” are slang terms for MDMA. MDMA has been called a “club drug”. It often makes the individual feel like everyone is his or her friend, even when that’s not the case. Many teens and young adults use molly when at attending a dance festival or rave in order to receive the burst of energy that keeps them dancing for 3-6 hours.

Once the pill is swallowed, it takes only about 15 minutes for MDMA to enter the bloodstream and reach the brain. About 45 minutes later, the person experiences MDMA’s “high”. They start to feel very alert or hyper. As fun and exciting as that may sound, that’s not the only feelings you will experience.

After the MDMA “high”, some people become anxious and agitated. Sweating or chills may occur, and people may feel faint or dizzy. This happens because the molly tricks the brain into releasing large amounts of serotonin, the “feel good” chemical that is naturally produced in the human brain. Researchers who study the brain think that MDMA may affect neurons that use serotonin to communicate with other neurons.

The serotonin system plays a direct role in controlling our mood, aggression, sexual activity, sleep, and sensitivity to pain. When you consumed molly, your body used up all of your natural serotonin. After the high wears off, you will feel very depressed or even suicidal in some severe cases.