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What does Molly Percocet mean?

The term “Molly Percocet” is the name for when two drugs are taken together. The “molly” refers to the MDMA, which is usually known as ecstasy, while the “Percocet” refers to a painkiller containing Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) and Oxycodone (a semi-synthetic opiate). Percocet can create adverse side effects on its own. When combined with hallucinogenic or synthetic drugs like Molly, the side effects can be life-threatening. Because of the well-known effect of ecstasy when coming down from it, it can be very painful. That’s when Percocet’s painkiller effect comes in place and helps ease the pain. However, it is highly addictive.

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Although molly is sold as a refined version of MDMA, there’s no way for users to verify what the compound they’re given contains.

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The term “Molly Percocet” first appeared around the 2010s and was used in combination with the word Percocet, which is the name for an actual regulated drug and the slang word for the illegal drug ecstasy, which has been known since at least around the1970s. It is a term that is well known out in the streets and in club life because its users usually consume it before or during parties, where the effect continues to last until the morning.  

What is Molly?

Molly, also known as ecstasy or MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), is a synthetic drug that alters perception and mood. Molly shares chemical similarities with hallucinogens and stimulants, meaning it can produce side effects like alertness, increased energy, pleasure, emotional well-being, and distorted awareness of surroundings and time. Molly is typically sold in the form of a capsule. 

However, street drugs like ecstasy or molly often contain other substances or cutting agents that imitate the drug’s physical appearance. Molly cutting agents like bath salts and other powdery white substances make it easier for drug dealers to make more money with less product. Initially, MDMA was usually abused in raves, nightclubs, and music festivals because users believed the high enhanced their experiences. While Molly first received its recognition as a club drug, it now affects a broader range of people.

Also known as E, X, disco biscuits, snacks, Scooby. Molly is a resurgent form of ecstasy that usually comes in crystal or powder form.  In the 90s, ecstasy fueled club kids, club kids fueled ecstasy, and the drug became entwined with outlets like the Warehouse in Chicago and Limelight in New York, where house music was born.

Molly is basically the second coming of ecstasy, gaining notoriety with the rise of EDM in the early 2010s and the growth of festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, and Ultra in Miami. And in 2013, Molly went pop when Miley Cyrus sang, on “We Can’t Stop,” “So la da da di / We like to party/dancing with Molly / Doing whatever we want.”

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What is Percocet?

Percocet is the brand name for a prescription drug (pain reliever) that contains both acetaminophen and oxycodone.

Oxycodone is a semisynthetic narcotic painkiller that’s the most potent and problematic of Percocet’s ingredients. Opioids like oxycodone are known for the intense high they can produce when taken in large doses and taking high doses of Percocet can also produce a high and has a high potential for abuse. Long-term opioid abuse often facilitates the need for opioid addiction treatment for sobriety. 

Acetaminophen, Percocet’s other analgesic ingredient, is a fever-reducing medication that promotes the painkilling effects of oxycodone. This makes Percocet an effective drug for moderate to severe pain. However, like most other narcotics, Percocet is highly addictive and is often abused because of the euphoric high and numbing effects it produces. 

Percocet, also known as “White Collar Heroin,” is a controlled substance. It is classified by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) [1] as a Schedule II substance which means it has a high potential for abuse and addiction, but it still has some accepted medical uses. In large dosages, someone who abuses Percocet feels a similar euphoria or “high” as those who abuse heroin, which is why Percocet is so addicting.

What Is Polydrug Abuse?

Misusing or abusing more than one drug at a time is known as polydrug abuse. This increases the effects of any individual drug and makes them more dangerous. It also can cause new, and more euphoric highs. For instance, alcohol can strengthen the effects of Painkillers like Percocet, but taking these drugs together makes it more likely that the user will stop breathing.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [2], in 2017, 70,237 persons in the United States died from drug overdoses, of which, 61,311 persons died from unintentional drug overdoses. In the same year, 17,029 persons died from drug overdoses involving prescription opioids like Percocet, in which 14,502 persons died from unintentional drug overdoses involving prescription opioids such as Percocet.

People often don’t realize or understand the risks of combining substances. Unfortunately, even unintentional prescription drug combinations can be lethal.

The Dangers Of Combining Drugs – Molly Percocet

The risks of polydrug abuse depend on the amounts and type of drugs mixed. Mixing drugs or substances increases pleasurable and negative effects. Combining Stimulants, such as Cocaine and Molly, can intensify the user’s high, but also their risk of a heart attack.

The greatest risk of polydrug abuse is “combined drug intoxication.” Combined drug intoxication is a common cause of emergency room visits and has claimed the lives of countless people. Therefore, the greatest risk of combined drug intoxication is death.

Molly Percocet Abuse and Addiction

Percocet is a strong narcotic pain medication, usually prescribed for intense, short-term pain after surgery or trauma. This prescription medication is often seen as a safer way to get high because it is legal to purchase (it is available with a prescription). A number of studies have indicated that Molly is addictive, though to a lesser extent than many other drugs. However, that does not mean that a Molly addiction that has developed is not a serious problem.

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Percocet addiction and use can cause a person to develop obvious mannerisms like appearing high or unusually excitable. Alternately, some people also appear sedated or excessively tired.

If Molly Percocet is taken in huge amounts for long periods, the brain and body can grow dependent on it. As a result, when a person stops taking the Molly Percocet, the body needs time to recover. This causes withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal from this Molly Percocet can happen any time long-term use is stopped or cut back. It can be hard living with Molly Percocet’s addiction. Coping with such an addiction can be life-consuming. Also, those who are addicted can lose themselves to constantly seeking their drug, “doctor shopping,” and living in fear.

If Molly Percocet is taken in huge amounts for long periods, the brain and body can grow dependent on it. As a result, when a person stops taking the Molly Percocet, the body needs time to recover. This causes withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal from this Molly Percocet can happen any time long-term use is stopped or cut back. It can be hard living with Molly Percocet’s addiction. Coping with such an addiction can be life-consuming. Also, those who are addicted can lose themselves to constantly seeking their drug, “doctor shopping,” and living in fear.

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Side Effects, Signs, and Symptoms of Molly Percocet

A Percocet Molly combo can produce adverse physical and psychological reactions. The combination of two different substances also increases the risk of overdose [3].

Some common effects of Molly Percocet abuse and addiction include:

  • Sedation
  • Euphoria
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Dry mouth
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shallow breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Mood swings
  • Memory problems
  • Reduced alertness
  • Impaired judgment
  • Constipation
  • Impaired perception of time and surroundings
  • Convulsions
  • Muscle cramping

Physical Symptoms of Molly Percocet Abuse and Addiction:

  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • muscle cramping
  • Decreased respiration rate
  • Damage to vital organs
  • Stomach pain
  • Constriction of pupils
  • Blurred vision
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Impotence
  • Diarrhea
  • sweating
  • Failure of vital organs
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting

Behavioral Symptoms of Molly Percocet Abuse and Addiction:

  • Agitation
  • Violence
  • Frequent trips to the emergency room for various pain complaints
  • Faking illnesses to receive Percocet prescription
  • “Doctor shopping” or going to multiple doctors to obtain greater quantities of Percocet
  • Polydrug abuse
  • Forging prescriptions for Percocet
  • Withdrawing socially from friends and loved ones
  • Cessation of once-pleasurable activities
  • Long shirts in the summer to cover track marks
  • Buying Percocet on the internet
  • Robberies

Psychological Symptoms of Molly Percocet Abuse and Addiction:

  • Delirium
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss
  • Periods of “blacking out”
  • Worsening of mental health disorders

Mood Symptoms of Molly Percocet Abuse and Addiction:

  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Rapture
  • Irritation
  • Sense of emotional well-being
  • Feeling carefree
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness

Molly Percocet Addiction Treatment

Molly addiction in itself is a dangerous illness that can put any user at life-threatening risk. While addiction to Molly can cause significant impairment to every aspect of your life, you should be concerned that you may lose your life in the long run. 

Like other opiates, Percocet has significant withdrawal symptoms when detoxing without medical supervision. Most professionals agree that while Percocet (oxycodone) withdrawal is uncomfortable. 

There are several treatments available for Molly Percocet’s addiction. The first stages of treatment include detoxification. This involves safely helping the person to stop taking drugs.

The best way to get through withdrawal from this drug and reduce the chances of relapse is with therapy, support groups, and medication. An inpatient rehabilitation center is often the best place to receive all of these treatments in an environment conducive to a successful recovery.

Therapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), is an evidence-based treatment that has been proven effective for many mental, behavioral, and substance abuse issues [4]. 

Detox

Your treatment program will ideally start with medical-assisted detox, in which your body will get rid of the Molly Percocet traces still in your system. This process will approach your physical dependence on the drug and manage your withdrawal symptoms properly.

Rehab

Once done with detox, you’ll transition to residential care type of rehab, where you’ll go through psychological treatment via behavioral therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, among others.

Behavioral Therapy

This type of treatment can be performed by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or addiction counselor. It may also occur individually or in a group setting. Goals of treatment include:

  • Developing methods to cope with drug cravings
  • Working on a plan to prevent relapse, including how to avoid drugs or alcohol
  • Discussing what to do if a relapse does occur
  • Encouraging the development of healthy life skills
  • Covering issues that may involve your relationships or job as well as Addressing other mental health concerns

Aftercare

Your rehabilitation from addiction will not end with treatment. Recovery is an ongoing process that goes beyond your treatment, and your treatment center will put you through an aftercare program once you leave the facility. It would help if you also made a personal effort by joining support groups to help you stay on track with recovery.

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The inpatient treatment approach works best as it aims to change the person’s behaviors. Also, help them establish social support systems and better methods of coping with stress. A person will likely experience many different side effects from Molly Percocet’s addiction. These side effects may be emotional, physical, or mental. For example, someone in withdrawal will likely experience many uncomfortable feelings and negative thoughts about life during the process of detox. Unfortunately for those with dependency, detox is an unavoidable first step towards recovery.

Please, do not try to detox on your own. The detox process can be painful and difficult without medical assistance. However, getting through the detox process is crucial for continued treatment. We Level Up NJ provide proper care with round-the-clock medical staff to assist your recovery through our Percocet Treatment Program. So, reclaim your life, call us to speak with one of our treatment specialists. Our counselors know what you are going through and will answer any of your questions.

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Sources

[1] DEA – https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/

[2] CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/pubs/2019-cdc-drug-surveillance-report.pdf

[3] NIDA – https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/mdma-ecstasymolly

[4] SAMHSA – https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/SAMHSA_Digital_Download/PEP20-03-09-001.pdf

[5] We Level UpWhat is Molly Addiction

[6] We Level UpPercocet Addiction