A tiny little pill has started to surface at high school parties throughout the U.S., posing a huge threat to teens who can easily pop the pill without much thought.
The pill known at party scenes as “Molly” (also known as the compressed powder form of MDMA) is being billed as a completely pure drug, leading young people to believe that it doesn’t cause harm or contain harmful chemicals. The pill is really a mixture of several illegal substances, with its main ingredient being methamphetamine.
The pill has been widely sung about in rap songs, with U.S. emergency rooms seeing a 5-fold increase in the number of emergency visits resulting from the drug since 2004.
A college student told FOX 29 that he and his peers typically take it by dropping it in to a water bottle.
Police are now warning parents that the pill can cause brain damage and even lead to organ failure. Short term use of the drug can cause the body to overheat and drinking alcohol can further increase the risk of dehydration. FOX 29 also reports that the drug is hugely popular among mainstream kids in the suburbs with its ease of distribution.
Teens are even taking to online forums to convince their peers that it’s non habit forming and describing the experience from Molly as “euphoric”.