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Ecstasy, which is also known as Molly, started making the rounds with the party scene, showing up in nightclubs and at all-night dance parties. It was called MDMA then, but now it’s known primarily as Ecstasy or Molly.

As a drug that is both a stimulant and a hallucinogen, it gives off feeling of pleasure, warmth and increased energy. But it also causes distorted sensory and time perception.

This is a drug that can be quite dangerous if taken in combinations with other drugs or alcohol. It is typically taken in capsule _ or tablet _ form. Other street names for the drug are Adam, Bean, E, Roll, X, and XTC.

People who take the drug for the first time may wonder if they had a dream or a nightmare. That’s the kind of foggy perception it creates.

Some people have called it the “Love Pill” because it heightens the colors, sounds and sensations of touch. But, as a hallucinogen, it can just as quickly play tricks on the mind, causing someone to see things that aren’t really there or bring up previous sad or scary experiences.

This is a drug that can be emotionally damaging to someone. Physicians say users of the drug often suffer from depression or paranoia, anxiety and other psychological problems.

Is Ecstasy Addictive?

There is some research that says ecstasy is addictive. But there aren’t really any specific medical treatments for ecstasy use. Some researchers have said that behavioral therapy is helpful in some patients who’ve had signs of addiction.

Its side effects include involuntary teeth clenching, euphoria, distorted perception, extremely high body temperature and, as mentioned previously, depression or other psychological issues. It can also cause nausea, muscle cramping, blurred vision, chills and sweating. It can also increase your heart rate and raise your blood pressure.

Doctors warn that high doses, or continued use of the drug can result in liver or kidney damage because of the spikes in body temperature. The drug increases the activity of three chemicals in the brain, dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin.

How is Molly Classified?

As a so-called “club drug,” Molly, or ecstasy is considered an “other dangerous drug,” according to the National Drug Intelligence Center. It’s quite common on college campuses, especially in New Hampshire.

MDMA was patented in Germany in 1914 and, back then, was used to assist in psychotherapy give to psychiatric patients.

Molly is often “cut” or mixed with other substances, which can be harmful. Like many of the illegal synthetic drugs, it is made “underground,” so users never really know what they are taking.

The state’s Controlled Drug Act classified drugs into categories from one to five.

The best advice criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone can offer is this: Don’t take Ecstasy or any other illegal drug. But if someone you know begins overheating while taking Molly _ or ecstasy _ please call for medical help immediately.

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