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Local Experts Warn Against Molly as Teens Experiment with Drugs

Jan 24, 2013

Residents in North Fork, New York are concerned about a new drug in the area – Molly. A powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical in ecstasy, Molly has become popular among teens although many parents are unaware it even exists.

In users, Molly induces a feeling of euphoria as well as increased energy, emotional warmth towards others, and distorted perception. In large doses, Molly can cause anxiety, hallucinations, paranoia, sleep problems, drug cravings, muscle cramps, and tremors. Local experts warn parents that teens in the area are actively experimenting with the drug, and pop culture is promoting its use to fans. Molly costs between $8 and $25, but since it is also habit-forming teens are buying the drug in large quantities. Hospitals are seeing spikes in emergency room visits associated with Molly, and patients are experiencing heart palpitations, hallucination, and lower than normal body temperatures.Experts encourage parents to educate their children about the dangers of synthetic drugs like Molly.

Learn more: Consequences of Drug Abuse, Ecstasy or MDMA, Signs of Drug Use

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