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Addiction in Fiction: Tainted Drugs and Molly in The CW’s TV Show iZombie (Part 2 of 2)

December 02, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On the TV show iZombie, characters make mistakes that help illustrate just how risky drug use is—in the real world. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Dealing With Peer Pressure in the CW’s TV Show iZombie (Part 1 of 2)

November 30, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Creating a plan to resist peer pressure will help you stick to your decision to be drug-free. Read More »

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

May 13, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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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Molly—New Cases of Toxic Batch Raise Awareness

February 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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

May 28, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

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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