What is the Meaning of Molly Percocet?
Molly Percocet is a combination of two very powerful drugs, Molly a free powder or capsule containing methylenedioxy-n-methylamphetamine (MDMA) popularly known as ‘ecstasy’ a ‘psychoactive amphetamine’ widely used as a recreational drug because of its ability to produce euphoria, heightened sensations, strong feelings of comfort, increased empathy, more intense sexual experiences and connection to others and Percocet a prescription medicine used principally as a painkiller. It contains a combination of oxycodone (a semi-synthetic opiate) and acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol).
Percocet provides immediate relief for moderate to severe pain and lasts up to 5 hours. When taken together recreationally they are referred to as Molly Percocet referenced in rap artist’s Future’s hit 2017 song, “Mask Off.” the use of drugs of abuse in combination is common among recreational users and addicts.
Addicts and recreational drug users use Molly Percocet in a bid to create a pseudo-atmosphere of comfort and heightened sensation, masking whatever pain accompanies such delinquent actions with the Percocet component of the mixture. The are several unwanted consequences that accompany the use of these substances some of which could be life-threatening.
A study on poly drug abuse reported that the combination of a psychomotor stimulant with an opiate, known as a ‘speedball’, reportedly produces greater effects than either drug alone and has been responsible for numerous deaths. Historically, the most popular speedball combination is that of cocaine and heroin. However, with the growing popularity of methamphetamine in recent years, there has been increased use of this drug in combination with other drugs of abuse, including opiates. This public health dilemma is further worsened by the Molly Percocet song “Mask off” by Future which has become very popular especially among young adults complicating drug rehabilitation in the process.
What Are the Side effects of Molly Percocet?
The side effects of Molly Percocet can include the following:
- Involuntary jaw clenching
- Lack of appetite
- Illogical or disorganized thoughts
- Restless legs
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Heart disease
- Muscle or joint stiffness
Is Molly Percocet a Control Drug?
A control drug is a substance or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government, such as prescription medications that are designated by law or illicitly used drugs. The components of Molly Percocet (MDMA and oxycodone) are both control drugs and is illegal under schedule 1 and 2 of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) of the United States and also illegal in most countries around the world. It is also listed as Schedule I in the International Convention on Psychotropic Substances, an international drug control treaty.
Sex and Addiction-Related Risk Associated with Molly Percocet Use
Several studies have linked the use of Molly Percocet with risky sexual behaviors in both men and women who use the substance. The use of Molly Percocet early in life has been associated with sex before age 14, the likelihood of having two or more sexual partners in quick successions, and more injection drug use. Sex under the influence at the most recent event was more likely to involve anal intercourse, sex with a casual partner, and less condom use according to a study published in the The American journal on addictions. Also See How Long Does Molly Last
Molly Percocet and the future of young people
Drug abuse with either Molly Percocet or Percocet Molly Percocet causes individual, family and community futures to look bleak. Opening channels for communication, healing and growth will improve access to treatment, rehabilitation and thus increase the likelihood of a future devoid of drug dependence. In addition, maintaining sound mental health is critical to living a long and healthy life. Sound mental health can enhance one’s life, while poor mental health significantly undermines health and can prevent an individual from living a fulfilled life.
An individual’s emotional health can also impact physical health and poor mental health can lead to major problems like substance abuse and anti-social behaviors such drug and alcohol abuse, physical fights and vandalism. See The 5 Pre-requisites for Sound Mental Health
Steps on How to Overcome Drug Addiction
- Beat stress
- Distract yourself and think about Change
- Visualize success
- Keep a journal
- Talk to a professional and remember that No treatment works for everyone
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