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Molly may have an innocent-enough sounding name, but this synthetic drug is guilty of having both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. How long does Molly last in the human body and what are the after-effects of using Molly are questions that many misusers of the drug may have.
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Most notably, Molly is associated with heightened feelings of love, trust, empathy, and sexual desire. This may be due to the increased serotonin activity that Molly initiates throughout specific brain systems.1 The effects brought on by Molly typically last between 3 and 6 hours.1
While the ecstasy high may bring on feelings of love and desire, not all the effects are so pleasurable. A person can experience numerous adverse effects while intoxicated by MDMA. These effects include:2,3
As Molly wears off, the user may experience effects such as:1
The physical and psychological discomfort of a Molly comedown often leads people to take more of the drug—often in a binge pattern (close, repeated uses)—to combat these symptoms, a cycle that could lead to addiction.1
Some users describe the comedown from Molly as “suicide Tuesday” due to the associated anxiety and depression. Ecstasy use is particularly troubling in the adolescent population, as evidence has shown that young people who abuse ecstasy attempt suicide at higher rates than adolescents who use drugs other than MDMA or those who don’t use drugs at all.4
Possible consequences of repeated MDMA use include:2,3,5
Greenhouse Treatment Center has the experienced and licensed medical staff to help patients undergo treatment specific to their needs. Together we can help you reach long-term sobriety while avoiding the dangers of an overdose and the pain from the after-effects of using Molly.