#InsecureHBO lovers, listen up!
Episode 5 of Insecure Season 3 on HBO made waves. I’m going to limit the spoilers for those of you who still need to catch up #dobetter, but I’m still stuck on the part when Molly, Issa, Tiffany and Kelly were offered Molly before the concert.
The fastest-emerging drug problem in the United States is the synthetic drug market, which now includes Molly.
1. What is Molly?
According to the DEA:
Molly is the powder or crystal form of MDMA — or 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a chemical drug most commonly known for its use in the pressed pill Ecstasy…
The DEA labels it a Schedule 1 controlled substance, considered to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted use in medical treatment, which means it’s illegal.
It is a drug that is used frequently at concerts and is growing rapidly in its availability and users. It’s also considered to be one of the safer drugs to cause euphoric highs because it is considered more “pure” and less strong than Ecstacy.
First-time users are often between the ages of 14 and 24. Some users are as young as 12.
2. What symptoms does Molly cause?
It makes you feel good. Check out these personal accounts (Not from me):
“It felt like everything was amplified. It felt euphoric — almost like a crazy adrenaline rush for a long time,”
“You feel a lot more loose and comfortable in your environment,” said recent Georgia high school graduate Jessica, who’d never used Molly until the concert in July — a friend’s recommendation convinced her to give Molly a try.
And then, usually after a few hours — depending on the dose that is taken — of dancing and moving and talking, the trip comes to an end.
“(After it was over), it wasn’t like a depression, but it was like, ‘Aw man, I wish I felt that way again,’ ” Jessica said.
“Honestly, if I were to pick a drug out of anything else to do, I would pick Molly. Molly has a lot to do with loud music and seeing lights — getting excited about seeing something that’s already cool and making it cooler.”
It sounds cool. So why not give it whirl the next time you hit up the next dope concert?
3. Why is Molly so dangerous?
For one, you have no idea what you are actually taking. While Molly is supposed to be MDMA, a hallucinogenic drug slightly weaker than Ecstacy, 1 gram of pure MDMA retails for over $100.