Doctors at a Santa Barbara addiction treatment center say it's a growing trend in teen drug use. This new drug ("Molly") is the purest form of an already popular street drug--Ecstasy.
"It sounds wholesome. Molly, the girl next door. In urban slang it means 'pure' MDMA
," explains Dr. P. Joseph Frawley.
Doctors warn it is easy to come by, even available over the internet in some cases.
According to a recent survey at Syracuse University, of those surveyed, 50 percent of students had heard of "Molly." Of those, only 30 percent knew its effects. And, of those who'd tried the drug, only about 30 percent knew what they ingested.