Ecstasy Pill tests reveal that Molly isn’t what you think it is
Ecstasy pill tests reveal that most dealers selling “the cleanest product ever” are probably lying.
Pure ecstasy only has one ingredient: MDMA. The sad reality is that oftentimes dealers modify their product to include other chemicals designed to produce the same effect yet can yield deadly results.
Psycho-stimulant deaths have increased by 763% over the past 18 years from 563 deaths in 1999 to 4 300 deaths in 2014 and the American Addiction Centres, through testing, has noticed that the strength of Ecstasy has increased fivefold.
Kids of 12 years and older have consumed ecstasy or a variant thereof- everyone wants to be friends with Molly.
Pure with a sprinkle of deadly
With regards to the purity rate, here is the list of from most pure to filth:
- Netherlands- 68.8% pure
- UK- 40.5% pure
- US- 34.7%
- Turkey- 29%
- Australia- 16.1%
So what substances have been found in the pills?
-MDXX has a similar structure to pure E, so much so that most testing kits can’t distinguish between the two. This substitute is widely used all over the world.
-In the US over 8% of ecstasy pills were found to contain a mixture of MDXX and amphetamines (speed/meth).
-In Turkey 1.6% of ecstasy pills contained PMA (paramethoxyamphetamine) which mimics the drug effect but is ten times more deadly.
A spokesperson for the American Addiction Centres, Dana Hummel said: “Ecstasy is increasingly becoming popular around the world. Unfortunately, a lot of MDMA pills are being cut to include other, potentially more dangerous substances such as methamphetamine, ketamine, and PMA. The main goal of this study is to educate readers about how often pills sold as “pure MDMA” are actually not pure.”
It will be interesting to bring ecstasy pill tests to South Africa to see where we fall on the purity scale so that we may educate users and curb injury and deaths.