'Molly,' purest form of ecstasy, popping in popularity

'Molly,' purest form of ecstasy, popping in popularity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A drug surging in popularity is making it's way to Kern County.

It's called Molly. It's the purest form of ecstasy, and it increases touching sensations.

It's not physically addictive, but it is emotionally addictive.

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Eyewitness News spoke to a former Molly user, who said he used it for almost three years.

He said he became addicted, and spent almost $300 a week on it.

Adrienne Buckle of the Kern County Medical Health Department said it's a drug that is used among a wide group of people in a dance scene, a rave, that type of techno party.

The former Molly user we spoke to said it's popular because it's a stimulant. He said he stopped using it about six months ago.

"Anytime I wasn't on it I had no emotions. I was zombified, empty, nothing. I'm not going to stop anyone from making their own decisions. I would recommend not doing it, because it is a very addictive drug, and it can change the chemicals in your brain and make you not feel happiness anymore," said the former addict, who spoke to Eyewitness News on condition of anonymity.