WHAT IS ECSTASY / MOLLY?
Let’s face it: the street names of nearly all illicit drugs are somewhat peculiar. And the name molly does not fall short of that peculiarity.
First of all, it’s molly’s chemical name is methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Don’t worry if you have trouble pronouncing it. What you need to know are the drug’s effects, both short and long term.
Molly, which is also known as MDMA, is the active ingredient in the party drug, Ecstasy.
Though molly was first invented in 1912 by German chemist Anton Köllisch, the drug became popular in the 1970s after pharmacologist Alexander Shulgin resynthesized the chemical to share with his friends, who included a psychotherapist named Leo Zeff.
Zeff extolled the drug as an anxiety-alleviating drug that helped therapy patients reveal their most buried fears. Zeff then trained upwards of 4,000 therapists how to use the drug. Soon after that, the drug evolved from the quietness of psychotherapy to the loud thumping beat of European dance floors.
Like Donna Summers and Bee Gee songs of the period, the resynthesized drug became an immediate hit.
Although molly and Ecstasy are close in nature, Ecstasy is frequently combined with other, potentially more dangerous drugs, such as speed, ketamine, or even LSD, while molly is said to contain pure MDMA, which is not as dangerous.
Molly is often ingested in a powder or crystal form.
The drug is available on the street for $30 to $50 a dose.
HOW CAN MOLLY REHAB HELP?
Quitting molly can be difficult. But, with dedication, hard work, and a refusal to give up, you can begin to enjoy a life without molly.
As part of our recovery and support program, we’ll help you develop a network of supportive friends to keep you on the road to sobriety.
Along with helping you recover from molly dependence, our qualified healthcare professionals will also help you identify your emotional triggers.
When taking the first crucial steps in recovery from molly abuse, a full support staff can make a huge difference.
MOLLY INPATIENT REHAB
The feel-good aspect of molly is what makes the drug so nearly impossible to recover from. For long-time users of molly, the feel-good reason alone can make detox and recovery challenging. We recommend inpatient care to help mediate the potential mental and emotional challenges an addict may experience.
Visiting a loved one during inpatient recovery can be helpful for the person receiving treatment. A visit reassures the person in rehab that there are people out in the world who still care about them.
That said, there will be times in the rehab process when visitation will be restricted. During the initial molly detox, you likely won’t be allowed to visit.
The emotional stability of the person in recovery will also affect your ability to visit. If they are positive and upbeat, now might be a good time to stop by. Whereas, if the person in treatment is struggling with the recovery process, it may be best to wait.
Always check with the healthcare professional helping your loved one through their molly recovery before showing up for a visit.
MOLLY OUTPATIENT REHAB
Molly plays on a person’s mental and emotional state. All seems good when the drug kicks in. There’s copious amount of love and good feeling being transferred to and from everyone.
Coming down from such an ecstatic high can be daunting, if not threatening. This is why outpatient care for molly addiction should be considered only after a person has thoroughly detoxed and established a road to recovery as an inpatient.
This is done specifically out of care and concern for the patient’s well-being. Molly isn’t a drug that is easily overcome, particularly after longstanding use.
THE PROCESS FOR MOLLY REHAB
Because molly addiction is so common, having a program and process custom made for your particular addiction is fairly straightforward.
We look deep into the history of your molly use to find the root cause, then, through group and individual counseling, we help you learn how to confront that root cause.
Our counseling sessions also examine what can be a potential trigger or triggers that can endanger your sobriety.
With molly, we investigate the circumstances that can cause a person to fall from the wagon.
Those circumstances are often events that involve people gathering together like birthdays and holidays. We help you find ways to navigate these situations without letting your sobriety slip.
In addition to counseling, our rehabilitation process also focuses on your physical wellbeing.
We’ll help you start a low-impact exercise program, which includes activities like stretching and yoga. Getting into better physical shape will help you resist using molly when the inevitable cravings strike.
Addiction attacks you mentally, emotionally, and physically, so your treatment must also address all three areas. Addiction can also physically damage you through weight gain (or loss) as well as a host of other ailments and in some cases, injuries.
THE LENGTH OF MOLLY TREATMENT
Treatment for molly is more than just detox. This means after detoxification, you still need to build up your physical, mental, and emotional strength to withstand the next craving.
Improving your overall health can sometimes require extended counseling sessions.
With each person’s case and emotional triggers being different, the treatment length for each patient will vary greatly. Some people may only require a few days of treatment while others may require moths or more. It all depends on the severity of each case.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF MOLLY?
As a stimulant, molly produces sensations of euphoria and great physical energy, as well as increased feelings of empathy and intimacy.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that these impressions are accomplished when MDMA binds to serotonin transporters, which alters the brain’s neurochemistry.
From a psychological standpoint, this results in temporarily heightened perceptions, elevated mood, reduced appetite, and a prolonged burst of energy.
Users are less reserved, inhibitions fall, and in some cases, promiscuities rise, which at the very least, can lead to unprotected sex and the possibility of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DANGERS OF MOLLY?
Aside from the fact that molly is a stimulant under which the user might feel somewhat out of control, what no one speaks to is “the bad trip” that can also occur while on molly.
Not all is ecstatic and loving. MDMA can alter the brain’s chemistry to where one person’s visions and sensations are unexpectedly violent or frightening.
This supports the fact that each person’s brain neurochemistry can widely vary, which in its own right can make the difference between a person having a good trip or a bad trip.
So with that, not just care, but deep consideration has to be given before using molly; bad trips can take a long time to overcome simply by the long-lasting nature of the drug itself.
Another danger with molly is a user can’t always know what the drug is cut with. Certain chemicals can have adverse effects when taken with MDMA, which in itself can intensify a bad trip.
The problem is molly is a social drug. On occasion, in party situations, molly is handed out from stranger to stranger, which is never a good proposition unless someone can accurately state what else is in a molly pill other than the drug itself.
Bad molly can make for a bad trip. And who’d want to waste a perfect night out on the town struggling through a bad trip?
You’re correct. No one.
We take pride in keeping your Patient Health Information (PHI) safe and secure.
While you focus on your recovery, you can take peace of mind in knowing your PHI will remain confidential. That’s why we make sure your visits, PHI, and all other relevant health care information remains private.
HOW ARE PAYMENTS HANDLED
Payments are handled through a monthly billing cycle. For some long-term patients the billing cycle will be bi-weekly.
We take the same care to keep your financial information private as we do to keep your Patient Health Information private. For this reason, we don’t keep your credit card nor insurance records on file.
GOING AWAY FOR TREATMENT
We have treatment facilities all over the country, so you’re sure to find one that’s convenient for your needs. Convenience doesn’t always mean close to home.
Sometimes going away to get treatment can be more effective because it can leave you free of distractions. It can help you strip away the layers of familiarity to find a new way to function.
In many cases, removing yourself from everything that’s familiar can set you up for success in your new sober life.
All the molly detox and rehabilitation in the world won’t help unless you have a substantial network of people to whom you can turn for consultation and/or help. These relationships are usually made while one is in rehab.
Many recovery centers, in fact, encourage former patients to stay in touch with each other in addition to joining a network in which ideas and experiences can be shared. This support group can also come in handy when staying sober becomes difficult.
In short, as sobriety from molly remains a state of living for which many of us strive, it is reassuring despite the ups and down, that we are not alone in our efforts.
A loved one’s drug addiction can be devastating to all who are near, family and friends included. If you sense an addiction problem in yourself or a loved one, and you just don’t know how to remedy it, contact BLVD Treatment Centers. At BLVD Treatment Centers we custom tailor our recovery programs within the safe and nurturing confines of our rehab treatment centers. Located throughout California, in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and in Portland, OR, our mission is to assess the severity of your addiction to help you achieve true recovery within 30 days.