Molly is a name commonly used to refer to the psychoactive drug, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA is commonly known for its use in the pressed pill Ecstasy. The drug goes by other names such as ‘Legal E’, ‘Legal X’ or A2. Molly basically refers to pure MDMA and though extremely dangerous, the drug is widely used especially by teens at informal parties. However, the reach of the drug has extended beyond the rave parties and is now available all over the world and used by people of all ages.
As is the case with many other psychedelic or stimulant drugs, Molly has a number of side effects. The side effects can either be grouped as short-term or long-term. The short-term side effects are not often life-threatening and may easily be overlooked or assumed as symptoms of another condition. The side effects include distortion of sleep patterns, confusion and disorientation, impaired judgment and personality issues, stress and depression, false sense of affection, blurred vision, muscle tension, nausea, paranoia, chills and fever, drug cravings and severe anxiety.
On the other hand, the long-term side effects are often the serious ones and if not attended to with the urgency they deserve, the drug user could develop terminal conditions as a consequence. Some of the long-term effects of using this drug include damage to the brain portions that regulate functions such as sleep, emotion and learning, degenerated nerve branches, convulsions, kidney failure, depression, psychosis, hemorrhaging, cardiovascular collapse and death.
How long does Molly stay in your system?
The question as regards how long Molly stays in the system can be settled from two standpoints. First, it depends upon the size of the dose you have taken and secondly, whether or not you are a frequent user. Generally, if you take a higher dose or are a regular user of this drug, you can expect it to stay in your system longer that another person who takes a smaller dose or one who does not use the drug frequently.
Aside from the two criteria above, the duration of Molly in your system could also be determined by the kind of drug test you opt for. As it were, different drug tests may reveal different duration of Molly presence in the system. The difference in the result of these tests is often due to the fact that each of the tests will come positive based on a given amount of the drug present in the system.
If the drug is taken as a single dose, then the results would be as follows: a blood test would detect the drug for up to 12 hours, a urine and saliva test for between 1-3 days and a hair test for up to three months.
On the other hand, if you take the drug in multiple doses, you stand a greater risk of having it detected in your system. For a blood test, the results can detect up to a period of 24 hours. A urine test reveals between 2-5 days of using the drug while a saliva test will reveal between 1-5 days of using the drug. Breaking the record is the newly-invented hair drug test that will reveal up to 3 months usage of the drug.