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Concerts and Drugs: Is There a Way to Reduce the Dangers?

The NIDA Blog Team
June 09, 2015

Concert festivals are all about good music, good friends, and big crowds. But for some people, these events are also about using drugs. Read More »

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Have You Seen Molly? Even if You Think So, You May Have Been Fooled

The NIDA Blog Team
May 13, 2015

When you buy drugs called Molly or MDMA, there is no way to know what you are actually getting. Drug dealers are salesmen, and it’s all branding. Read More »

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Web Robot Buys Drugs and Gets Busted

The NIDA Blog Team
April 27, 2015

When Swiss police heard about a shipment of drugs delivered in the mail, they found an unlikely recipient: a web robot. Read More »

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A yellow sign that says "Warning: MDMA."

Molly—New Cases of Toxic Batch Raise Awareness

The NIDA Blog Team
February 26, 2015

Illicit drugs like Molly have no safety labels. It’s a myth that Molly is “safe” because it’s pure MDMA. Powder sold as Molly can actually contain stimulants, cough medicine, ketamine, caffeine, cocaine, methamphetamine, or bath salts. It can contain whatever the person making the drug wants it to contain.  Read More »

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Graphic name tag with text saying, "HELLO my name is TROUBLE."

Molly, Spice, and Orange Crush: Slang for Dangerous Drugs

Sara Bellum
May 28, 2014

You overhear two girls talking about last night’s concert, when one says to the other “I can’t believe she took 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine!” Oh, wait. That would never happen, right? Probably because “Molly,” the nickname given to MDMA, sounds hip and harmless compared to its actual name—which sounds like what it is, a chemical that you shouldn’t put in your body... Read More »

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