Molly: The Club Drug

In this day and age, raving has become pretty much an accepted thing; and why not? It’s fun, you get to listen to good music, and you get to hang out with a whole bunch of likeminded individuals so you can meet new people. Of course, there is the seedy side of raving—with drugs, ecstasy, and other unsavory things—that is mostly on the down-low; but, for the most part, it’s perfectly harmless.

But, of late, that seedy part has gotten some increased media coverage, as a recreational drug—called Molly—has caused a few overdoses, and put many people into the hospital. Now, though you probably haven’t read much of my work, I’m not opposed to a good time. I won’t support drugs—because that’s just not my thing, and it can be dangerous—but, I do believe in the “all things in moderation” mantra, and won’t judge anyone for their lifestyle decisions. In other words, for the most part, I won’t judge you for your lifestyle, and I won’t tell you not to do drugs at a rave.

Unfortunately, this is one of those times that I have to step outside my norm.

Molly in the News

Molly, like I said, is one of the popular recreational drugs that is currently getting a lot of screen time for its role in the raving world. If you talk to people who use it, or look up the unofficial testimonies of ravers and the like, you could get the impression that it’s perfectly safe. According to many, rolling on Molly gives you a similar high to E, while cutting down on the side-effects that particular drug has become known for. And, for raving, it’s pretty much the bees-knees.

However, the recent spate of Molly overdoses in the media show that this may not be completely right. All over the news lately, we have seen people dying because of this drug, or at the least putting them into the hospital. And, many would be quick to argue that Molly is actually much worse than users believe, pointing to these highly publicized outbreaks as proof. So what’s the deal? Are users of this popular drug underestimating the effects it has on our bodies? Or are these a bunch of right wing media alarmists, clinging onto isolated cases as proof that the drug is terrible for us? In this case, the answer is probably a little of both.

The Facts

If you read the above linked article, you’ll see that many believe Molly to be a pure form of Ecstasy; however, as it points out, the DEA has seized many drugs labeled as Molly only to find other synthetic drugs making up the ingredients. Even more damning, according to the DEA, out of 143 drug seizures suspected to be Molly, only 13%–according to lab tests—were MDMA, otherwise known as Ecstasy.

So what does this mean? Well, the long answer is a lot of things, but the short answer is it means you need to be careful. Like many synthetic drugs in the market place, Molly is becoming less pure—and less safe—as time goes on. With the DEA continually cracking down on these type of drugs, drug cutters and suppliers have had to find creative ways to sell the stuff, which often means cutting it with other synthetic drugs. This changes the effect of Molly on the populace, and could be the biggest reason for the recent spate of overdoses in the media.

In other words, if you are at a rave and you buy Molly, you may not be buying Molly at all. You may be purchasing something much more dangerous, putting you at risk of an overdose.

Just Don’t Do It

In the end, I don’t want to be a buzzkill, and I truly don’t want to be labeled as an alarmist media personality; however, it is extremely important that you stay safe at rave parties, and that may mean avoiding Molly all together. With the increasingly dangerous climate, “Molly” can cause effects that you simply aren’t expecting, and your body just may not be attuned to these effects. This can cause overdoses and, at the end of the day, is a good time really worth that risk?

Keep these facts in mind, and remember to be careful next time you are at a rave party. There are many safer ways to enjoy yourself than Molly; just don’t forget that.

Tyler Fleck is a blogger who has had his work published all over the web; however, today’s article is written on the behalf of RaverSwag.com. Check out their site for more rave news, or to get the best raver LED clothes around.