Ecstasy / Molly Addiction
At Breathe Life Healing Centers + Treatment Services, we understand that addiction comes in many forms. Recreational drugs like ecstasy and Molly are popular because they are inexpensive, accessible and trendy; many young adults don’t realize the dangers associated with this seemingly benign club drug. When it becomes a need and is the focal point of a night, or even your entire day, it is time to take back control and seek addiction treatment.
How Breathe Can Help With Molly Addiction
The first step to recover from an ecstasy or Molly addiction is creating a sense of self-awareness, while developing the necessary skills to cope with stress and emotional situations without the use of drugs. In Molly addiction treatment, we help you through the initial distress of letting go of the drug, especially in the first two (2) weeks where your body needs to replenish the serotonin reserves that have been used up by the drug use; from there, we begin to rebuild.
Our Life Healing Centers provide an environment away from drugs, allowing you to heal and find your natural balance. From this place, we are then able to help you move forward, and recreate an environment in your life where you are not in need of a drug just to have a good time. It’s important to know you’re not missing out – everything in your life should be a choice – your choice. Our team will work with you to overcome your Molly addiction and help you create a life that doesn’t need chemical stimulations to be fulfilled. Working together we can help free you from the constant need of addiction, and allow you to live your life naturally, to its very fullest.
What is Molly? What is Ecstasy?
Molly and ecstasy are both names for MDMA, with molly most often being a powdered form of the drug, and ecstasy a pill version. There is a misconception that molly is often a purer form of MDMA, but due to the lack of any kind of regulations on illegal substances, this is often not the case.
Dangers of Molly:
- You don’t know what it’s cut with.
Molly is often marketed as ‘pure MDMA’ as opposed to ecstasy, which can be cut with cocaine, amphetamines or something as simple as caffeine or sugar. The lack of regulation means you are not just putting yourself at risk from the drug itself, but other substances you may have no idea about, just so the dealer can make it go further. Most recently this came in the form of Methylone, which is found in ‘bath salts’ – another street drug with often-fatal effects, including cardiac arrest.
- It switches off your brain’s sensors
MDMA is most commonly taken at parties or clubs, where it is invariably hot and people are drinking alcohol. Both of these elements can lead to dehydration, heightening the chances of having a bad reaction to MDMA.
Taking the MDMA itself can speed up the rate of metabolism and increase body heat, thus leading to even further dehydration. This usually provokes the user to then drink a vast amount of water to try and cool down, but because of the effects of the drug it is impossible to do so. There have been instances where the user literally drinks them selves to death by drinking too much water.
Is Molly Addictive?
Initially, molly is not addictive on a chemical level. However, it is easy to develop a psychological dependence on the drug. Again, this is due to the environments in which the drug is taken. MDMA is most likely to be present at parties or clubs, and it is easy for a user to start believing they can’t have as good a time without the drug. This is essentially true, as molly forces oxytocin release into the body, creating heightened stimulation in settings you would not normally experience it. This leads to an addiction of the experience, rather than on a chemical level.
However, prolonged use of molly can alter brain chemistry to the point that cognitive behavior is only normal with the presence of the drug inside the body. At this point, the body is physically addicted to molly.
Common behaviors to watch for
The following are good indicators of molly addiction –
- Using molly at parties regularly in order to have a good time
- Seeking out molly and disrupting your life and/or friendships to take it
- Constant craving of the drug (usually in social environments, parties)
- Rationalizing the use of molly as necessary to make the most out of an ?experience
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