The Modern Day Techno Hippy Uses Molly, Mollies, X, or Ecstasy
Every generation has its genre of music, fashion, and hair styles. Generation Y, or the Millennial Generation, seems to be the modern day hippy. They are anti-war, pro-love, and many enjoy a little boost in the feel good part of their brains by using MDMA. The technical name for MDMA is “3, 4-methylenedioxy-N -methylamphetamine.” Street names for the drug are Ecstasy, X, Rolling, or Molly. It is a synthetic drug, not natural. MDMA is a psychoactive drug similar to that of a hallucinogen or methamphetamine.
This drug gives one such a euphoric high that they never want to stop dancing and loving people. They seem to be full of energy, while friendly and trusting of everyone. This could really put an individual in a seriously dangerous situation.
It seems to be popular among those who like to “Rave”; meaning electronic music festivals that last all night or even for days at a time. It’s similar to the hippies of the 1960’s whereas the slogan, “peace, love, sex, drugs and rock and roll” has only replaced rock and roll with dance.
Those who participate in a Rave may or may not be using Molly. I know many people who just enjoy the music, dancing, and party. That being said, you may be wondering what is a Rave? A Rave is a group of people having an all night party. Generally, participants dress in wild, scandalous, neon attire with neon props, so that they glow under the popularly used black light. Dancing is the main focus at these parties, and many ravers dance for hours at a time.
The music at a modern day Rave is very interesting. It is a genre all to itself. It’s techno music with a twist. DJ’s are the musicians at a Rave. They use computer technology to mix old songs, new songs, and turn old songs into new songs. As in all the arts, this requires talent. Not everyone has the ability to create a popular mix.
Some popular DJs include:
- George Acosta
- Dead Mau5
- Deejay Twoocan
How MDMA Effects Your Brain
Those who roll stimulate the release of the natural neurotransmitter and mood enhancer, Serotonin in their brains. Sounds good, right? Sounds completely safe, right? Wrong! The brain has a certain amount of Serotonin stored up for a purpose. When it is chemically and forcibly released, the user is in for a hard crash.
Most of those who roll, or enjoy Molly, experience a severe case of depression once the drug has worn off. Coming down can lasts for days. Depression and suicidal thoughts are common. Some have tried to supplement the Serotonin with the herb Kava Kava, a mood enhancer. This, however, is not serotonin. It takes the brain a while to rebuild its cache of Serotonin, and to continue to take the drug will not be as effective, if effective at all. This is where it really becomes dangerous.
- WebMD Health Search
WebMD on MDMA
- MDMA Information from Drugs.com
MDMA information from Drugs.com, including MDMA side effects, interactions and indications.
Medical Benefits and MDMA Detriment
Since Ecstasy is a mood enhancer, it can be a productive medication for certain disorders. It can be safely taken if monitored by a physician. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients have been given MDMA as therapy, under a doctor’s care, to help them get through the devastating and depressing things they’ve experienced in war.
If Ecstasy is taken on a regular basis, or several times in succession, it confuses the gland, hypothalamus. This is the gland that regulates body temperature, controls hunger and thirst, fatigue and sleep. Believe it or not, many users have suffered from hypothermia. Severe, uncontrollable fever is a side effect of someone who overdoses on too much MDMA. At the very least, it will cost the person a hospital visit; and at the very worst, death.
X is taken as a pill, crushed and snorted, or crushed and made into ‘bombs” which are crushed MDMA in a cigarette paper that can be swallowed and become effective quickly. X causes involuntary teeth clenching, sleep disorders, and possible dehydration. When in a club environment where it’s hot and you are sweaty, dehydration could become a serious problem.
Another sobering fact is that MDMA is sometimes cut with:
- Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant)
- Ketimine (Street name, Special K, or Kit Kat and is a horse tranquilizer)
- Ephedrine (another stimulant)
I am hoping this information is useful for my readers. Please be aware of what you are taking, and, by all means, watch your kids!
"Be kind to one another" ~ Ellen
God Bless You ~ Margaret Sullivan
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Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on March 18, 2013:
Wow, SteVweezy! What great information! Thank you so much for sharing!
SteVweezy on March 17, 2013:
Just wanted to let you know what Ketamine was primarily developed for so you are awar tranquilizing horses is not why they made it. Ketamine is a drug used in human and veterinary medicine, primarily for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, usually in combination with a sedative. Other uses include sedation in intensive care, analgesia (particularly in emergency medicine), and treatment of bronchospasm. Ketamine has a wide range of effects in humans, including analgesia, anesthesia, hallucinations, elevated blood pressure, and bronchodilation. Like other drugs of its class such as tiletamine and phencyclidine (PCP), it induces a state referred to as "dissociative anesthesia" and is used as a recreational drug.
Ketamine has been shown to be effective in treating depression in patients with bipolar disorder who have not responded to antidepressants. In persons with major depressive disorder, it produces a rapid antidepressant effect, acting within two hours as opposed to the several weeks taken by typical antidepressants to work.
Its hydrochloride salt is sold as Ketanest, Ketaset, and Ketalar. Pharmacologically, ketamine is classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist. At high, fully anesthetic level doses, ketamine has also been found to bind to μ-opioid receptors type 2 in cultured human neuroblastoma cells – however, without agonist activity – and to sigma receptors in rats. Also, ketamine interacts with muscarinic receptors, descending monoaminergic pain pathways and voltage-gated calcium channels.
Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on December 03, 2012:
I'm very sorry to read this, SLG. I sincerely hope you are joking.
satan's lil girl on December 02, 2012:
i can't wait to try them thanks! :)
Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on October 08, 2012:
Thank you so much for your input, annstaub. I appreciate your contribution to the hub. I know of others who like to rave without MDMA.
Ann from Round Rock, TX on October 05, 2012:
I have been to many raves in my life, surprisingly not in my teenage years, but from age 24 til recent (I'm 28). I can't say this is true of everyone, but I go for the music and dancing. Ravers today do not use the term "techno", it is called EDM and there are so many different genres of it. They are a place where you can be or dress however you like and not be judged. It is also a fascinating scene to people watch. A rave is the only place I have ever been to where I see absolutely no violence. I do see people get hurt though occasionally. But really no more than you might see at a bar with drunk people. If they decide to take ecstasy, they don't test it to make sure its pure first or they buy it from unknown source. They may also take too much.
Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on April 07, 2012:
Why thank you! I appreciate your comment.
Scott on April 07, 2012:
Really good article.
Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on April 07, 2012:
Thanks for sharing, Cre8tor. I'm sorry if I hit a nerve, but like you said, Parent's need to be aware.
Dan Reed on April 07, 2012:
I'll spare the details but this hub is a reminder of how horrible this drug is. People...if you know someone on meth, the road is short and the crash is devastating. Get them help or get away. I'm not against a good party from time to time but there is no upside to meth and from my youth experience, most people attending raves are not just there to dance.
Sorry. This is a great hub and I didn't mean to be a downer. This just hits very close to home. Voted up for being well written and factual. Parents need to be aware of this drug.