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What Is Molly?

Molly is an extremely dangerous, pure form of the street or club drug "3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine" (MDMA) usually sold in pill form. Alternative street names for Molly are: "ecstasy," "legal E," "legal X," or "A2."

The name Molly derives from the abreviated form of the word 'molecular.' Molly has no official acceptable medical use and a very high potential for abuse. Molly can cause: increased heart rate, body temperature changes, difficulty concentrating, jaw clenching/teeth grinding, loss of appetite, insomnia, dry mouth, thirst, and blood pressure problems. Once Molly has been metabolized, many users feel the "afterglow" of anxiety, paranoia, depression, irritability, impaired focus, fatigue, gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness, and headache. Taking Molly in large doses causes hallucinogenic reactions and is potentially lethal in the case of accidental overdose.

Psychologists and cognitive therapists are studying the effects of using MDMA to facilitate therapy sessions, alleviate symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, and lessen anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients.

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