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Getting to Know Your Addiction – MDA (Sally) and MDMA (Molly)

When Stone Temple Pilots’ long-running front act, Scott Weiland gave in to Drug overdose, it got many people grieving and thinking.

Grieving because Weiland was a music legend, and although he was no longer part of the STP band and was touring with a new group at the time of his death, he’ll forever remain STP’s famous lead singer.

Thinking because not many people know MDA – a drug better known as Sally, Sass or Sassafras. So what is MDA aka Sally? It might be better to described as the drug alongside its sister drug, MMDA aka Molly.


Similarities between Sally and Molly

  1. Both Sally and Molly release the chemicals serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine.
  2. Both act as reuptake inhibitors (RI) – they inhibit the brain from stopping the flow of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine chemicals and increase neurotransmission.
  3. Short-term effects of both drugs include nausea, diarrhea, lowered appetite, vomiting, and feelings of wellbeing.
  4. Long-term effects of both drugs include anxiety and depression.
  5. Both drugs cost about the same on the streets.


Differences between Sally and Molly

  1. MDA or Sally often comes in a pill form, while MDMA or Molly usually comes in powder form.
  2. Sally is more stimulant and more hallucinogenic than Molly. Molly is more psychedelic.
  3. Sally may cause erectile dysfunction, which is less or not observed with Molly.
  4. Sally is more visual high, while Molly is more lovey high.
  5. Sally’s effects lasts longer (up to six hours).


Dangers of Addiction to Sally or Molly

Like other harmful Drugs, addiction to any of these two drugs brings psychological and physical dangers, which may eventually lead to death. Some people exhibit adverse reactions to both MDA and MDMA drugs. These include loss of consciousness, panic attacks, faintness, seizures, and high blood pressure.

The drugs are likely physically addictive, and users may need to take more dosage the next time around to get the high they wanted. Some people develop tolerance to the drug over time, hence the likelihood of physical addiction.

In another aspect, both Sally and Molly can cause chemical imbalance in the brain, resulting to several mental problems including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and memory loss.


Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation

Kicking drugs off your system entails a great deal of commitment and determination. Scott Weiland had been in and out of rehab since the 90s at the height of his career, and many fans at some point lost hope of him coming out clean for good. That time, it was heroine. Sadly, two decades after, he died overdosing on a more complex drug, MDA aka Sally.

Every one of us needs help at some point in our lives. Acknowledging you need help is the first step to being well and living clean. Rehabilitation provides a controlled treatment process designed to help those with substance abuse problems to work out a healthy and drug-free life. Drug rehab is usually tailor-made to the patient’s unique circumstances, offering a more customized approach. Get help. Live clean. Find out how your local drug rehab center can help you today.


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Getting to Know Your Addiction – MDA (Sally) and MDMA (Molly)


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