MDMA – better known as Ecstasy or Molly is very similar to amphetamines with a bit of a hallucinogen thrown in. It gives you a lot of energy; makes you feel good, and it makes you feel uninhibited. This drug can come in a pill form or in white powder in capsules. People making Molly these days sometimes will add other drugs to the mix such as PCP, amphetamines, cocaine, forms of caffeine, or even ingredients of cough medicine. This is why its imperative to test every pill or cap before “going in”. Molly users will find it takes about a half hour to fully kick in, will be at it strongest after about 1 ½-2 hours and then wear of in about 3 to 6 hours. The percentage of kids using Molly increases with older children. Juniors take Molly 2 ½ times more than eighth graders, and seniors take Molly 1 ½ times more than juniors.
People say they are attracted to Molly because of the extra energy they feel, the feeling of happiness, excitement and how it increases their senses to the extreme. It also gives them the feeling of overconfidence and the sense of being untouchable without losing too much control of themselves like most drugs do. You will notice people who range in age from teenagers to people in their twenties who are at concerts or raves, usually having way more fun than most of the people. They enjoy the music and the beats, dancing for hours on end and just overall really happy. Those are the ones high on Molly because the drug intensifies the feelings and emotions (especially empathy in general) several times over more than other people there.
The reason Molly or Ecstasy is so tied into the music scene is due to the resurgence of EDM and DJs. DJs often take the most popular songs and put them together with melodies from other songs and beats in a pattern that puts emphasis on the up and down of the music and helps insinuate the “rolling” feeling that users get from taking Molly. When people take Molly it increases their energy level and removes any sociable insecurities, helping them to stay up late, dance for long periods of time and connect with other people. This is all perfectly suited for the crowds and late-night music atmosphere. Particularly popular with millennials are the big music festivals with large numbers of musical groups that go on for days; concerts like Coachella are the perfect atmosphere for this age group.