Alcohol and Molly | Can You Drink Alcohol and Take Molly?
What happens when you take the drug known as Molly? Are there interactions between alcohol and Molly? Can you drink alcohol and take Molly at the same time? These are questions people may ask, and below is an overview of what to know about Molly, and more specifically, alcohol and Molly.
Molly is the street name for a substance called MDMA, and it’s a drug often used at music festivals, nightclubs and in other party-like atmospheres. It changes your mood and perception, and it can allow people to connect with people more easily and also stay up all night listening to music or dancing.
MDMA itself isn’t new, but the name Molly is relatively new. Molly is supposed to refer to the pure form of MDMA, and then tablets people take that are cut with other ingredients are referred to as Ecstasy, but this isn’t always how it pans out. A lot of what’s sold as Molly on the streets has other added ingredients and drugs that people aren’t aware of, which is one of many reasons why this drug is so dangerous.
Some of the substances frequently combined with Molly and sold on the street include cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine, and PCP, among others.
While Molly may have the reputation of being a fun party drug, there are serious side effects that can come with it. Some of the common side effects include anxiety, paranoia, blurry vision, nausea, chills, cramps, dehydration, high blood pressure and heart rate, high body temperature, tremors, rapid eye movement, and faintness.
While people on the drug might feel a euphoric high, as they come down off it they often become depressed and even suicidal. Other symptoms of a comedown from Molly can include irritability, sleep problems, and anxiety.
Some of the long-term risks of using Molly include severe paranoia, anxiety, confusion, memory problems and even death, as well as severe brain damage.
While Molly is dangerous enough on its own, people also tend to combine it with other substances including alcohol, which only heightens the potential risks. So what should you know about alcohol and Molly?
Can you drink alcohol and take Molly? The obvious answer would be no, but below are more details that provide insight into why.
First, if you take alcohol and Molly together, the crash period may be more intense. Alcohol is a depressant, and it can amplify the negative side effects of coming off Molly and can induce intense anxiety, sleep problems, paranoia, and depression.
Molly causes an artificial spike in feel-good brain chemicals, but as you come off the drug and your brain tries to readjust, your brain is essentially depleted of natural serotonin. That’s why you experience depression. If you’re mixing alcohol and Molly, depression is going to get worse, and this can also lead to substance abuse issues because you may start looking for ways to self-medicate through the use of more drugs or alcohol.
Alcohol, since it acts as a depressant of the central nervous system, causes a person to have side effects like slower reaction times and a lack of mental clarity. If this is paired with Molly, a person may have no idea of how intoxicated they really are, putting them at risk of being in dangerous situations, and also increasing the chances of an overdose occurring. You could be in an accident, or put yourself in a risky sexual situation, as examples, if you combine alcohol and Molly.
Another big risk that comes with the combination of alcohol and Molly is dehydration and also associated overheating. Both substances can cause dehydration and can lead to a raised body temperature, and this can result in death.
Some of the signs that you may be experiencing overheating and dehydration include a headache, speech problems, feeling hot and not well, confusion, nausea, and vomiting. You may also notice symptoms like problems urinating or thick, dark urine, a high heart rate even when you’re at rest, and not sweating. Finally, symptoms may also include convulsing or fainting.
Molly on its own is dangerous, but when you mix Molly and alcohol, it can lead to dangerous side effects. You may be more likely to put yourself in a risky situation, and you could develop complications such as dehydration and overheating.
If you mix alcohol and Molly even after the effects have theoretically worn off, you may also suffer serious mood problems, such as anxiety and depression.
You shouldn’t mix alcohol and Molly for any reason.
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