Parents of teenagers and college students beware. There is a new form of the drug Ecstasy (MDMA) making its way through the club scene. It is being packaged as a powder under the non-threatening sweat name of “Molly” and the catch phrase is “It’s a kinder-safer way to get high.” Yet an increase of MDMA-related emergency room visits should be a concern to parents. The drug is easily accessible in schools and at concert venues and can be cut with everything from talcum powder to heroin.
Your kids probably already know about the drug, but that does not release you, as the parent, from informing them of the dangers. Sarah Pullen, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) says, “It’s anything but safe…it’s just as deadly as any other drug.”
Now may be a good time to remind your kids, when they are planning an evening out with their friends, don’t leave their drinks at the table. It does not matter if they are drinking soda or alcohol, if they leave the drinks to go to the restroom or the dance floor, order another one and toss the first one aside. It’s not worth the risk of suffering the consequences of an evil person’s version of entertainment.