Urgent “Molly” Warning from Narconon Freedom Center
New club drug “Molly”, sold as a more intense Ecstasy, is being blamed for increased overdoses and deaths across the country. Avoid it at all costs warns Narconon Freedom Center.
Albion, MI (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
Narconon Freedom Center is urgently warning teens and college students to be alert for Molly being sold at Rave parties. The highly dangerous drug is more intense than Ecstasy and can be deadly taken only once.
Molly is an off-white powder generally sold in gelatin capsules first discovered in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area in March 2013.
Molly has properties similar to the stimulant effects of Ecstasy, but taken in larger doses it promotes hallucinogenic reactions. This poses an even greater risk to young adults who have taken Ecstasy previously and accidentally overdosed trying to achieve hallucinogenic effects. The federal government currently classifies Molly as a Schedule One drug (the same category as marijuana and heroin) which means it has no accepted medical use and a high potential for misuse.
“The DEA is currently conducting ‘Operation X-Out’ (justice.gov/dea/pubs/states/newsrel/2003/detroit032103.html), which is a nationwide initiative to increase education and enforcement operations involving club and predatory drugs. We strongly support the DEA in their efforts and are providing drug education on this topic as well to help educate teens and college students,” says Brian Kuehne, Executive Director of Narconon Freedom Center.
Four myths about Molly helping to separate face from fiction have been reported in “Concert Deaths: Four Myths About the Drug Molly” by Maia Szalavitz (healthland.time.com/2013/09/03/concert-deaths-five-myths-about-the-drug-molly/). First, Molly is a new drug. Factually, Molly is the new street name for an old drug, formerly known as Ecstasy, and popularized in recent songs by Miley Cyrus and Kanye West.
Second, Molly is safer than other drugs as it’s purer. Factually, since it is actually no more pure than other street drugs, Molly’s reputation for safety is not justified.
Third, drinking water makes Molly safer. Factually, while staying hydrated can reduce the risk of heat stroke associated with the drug, it can also cause the body to retain water, so drinking too much water can lead to a potentially fatal electrolyte imbalance.
Fourth, mixing Molly with other drugs can give you a better buzz. Factually, it depends. Mixing it with alcohol, for example, dampens the high, while also increasing the risk of dehydration. This can lead users to do more of the drug and drink more alcohol. Caffeine and other stimulants, however, do increase the effects of the drug but can also boost the dangers, since they raise the risk of heat stroke by increasing body temperature.
To help a loved one struggling with Molly, Ecstasy, Heroin or other drugs, get on the road to recovery call an Intake Counselor today toll-free 877-362-9682. All calls are no charge and confidential.
About Narconon Freedom Center
Narconon Freedom Center, Albion, Michigan, is a non-profit alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility licensed through the state. The program has been helping those struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism for over 47 years. William Benitez founded the Narconon program in 1966 with the drug-free rehabilitation education researched and developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The Narconon program is a holistic drug-free rehab program. The drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility also provides drug prevention education to schools and community outreach programs. For drug education in your school or community, contact the center at 517-629-8661.
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