Bulbena-Cabre talks about the rise of adolescent kids that abuse drugs while attending raves and festivals. Cabre states that the popularity and use of “Molly” and “Spice” has sky rocketed in the past couple of years due to the increase in the popularity of raves. Although this source does not share any numerical evidence to support the claim that the use of MDMA has increased in the past years I believe that this article is still credible and needed. It acknowledges that synthetic drugs are a factor when it comes to the safety of ravers and should not be ignored or over looked because there is no sign of the trend slowing down.
The psychostimulant MDMA more commonly known as “Molly” was first synthesized in 1914 and at first was made to help curve appetite. This “weight loss” remedy didn’t reach its potential until it was re-synthesized in 1970 by an American that transformed it into a psychotherapeutic drug. This re-synthesized version is what got the ball rolling for “Molly” in the early 70’s. This new “Molly” gave it’s subject an overwhelming feeling of joy, happiness, and energy while under the effects, but after the effects where off after a few short hours the subject would feel withdraws such as headaches due to dehydration and depression due to the lack of serotonin. Just because it was re-synthesized doesn’t mean it was any safer for your body or mind. After human and animal studies the FDA came to the conclusion that MDMA should be classified as a class 1 drug due to it’s neurotoxicity. (It eats your brain) Knowing all this information MDMA or “molly” is still without a doubt the drug of choice when it comes to the rave scene.