10 Nov The risks
Many people have died taking lots of drugs, but what makes Molly even more dangerous is that it has become a popular “thing to do” with little concern or awareness of the dangers. Many believe this is why so many young people have died from taking Molly.
So what can happen to you when you take Molly or other forms of MDMA?
First, your blood pressure and heart rate increase, which is why many people take the drug at electronic music shows or raves. They are looking for the increased energy supplied and the bonding experienced. However, MDMA also interferes with the body’s ability to regulate temperature.
As a result, organs can fail (liver, kidney and heart).
Sodium levels drop as well. Dehydration and sodium depletion occurs when MDMA is taken at parties where people are drinking a lot of alcohol or a lot of water to rehydrate.
Wait! Didn’t you just say “dehydration?” How does someone become dehydrated when drinking a lot of water?
Good thing you were paying attention, Nicki!
What happens is, all that water can flush out sodium, an important mineral which is needed to regulate organs and functions of the body. Sodium depletion can cause seizures or cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) and then death.
Other side effects include: tremors, seizures, cramps, nausea, fainting, chills, sweating, blurred vision, and the heart’s inability to maintain normal rhythm.
When friends get together to party and do these drugs, no one actually knows what is in the drugs. Plus, no one is the watchdog that can police everyone and say “I think you have had enough.” In fact, most people are drinking alcohol. Did you know that alcohol impairs your judgment? Lots of drugs do, but alcohol is often the first drug consumed and its effects hinder your ability to make smart decisions the rest of the night/day. This is how many people end up in the emergency room or the morgue.
For an informative look at Molly – why she is not worthy of a date – have a look at this video:
Did you have any idea drinking too much water could cause dehydration? Do you know of anyone who has experienced this?
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