Every generation had its party drug of choice: the fifties had alcohol, the sixties: LSD Seventies: weed, the eighties: cocaine, the nineties was heroin, and this generation has MDMA—street name: Molly. MDMA works by increasing your brain’s serotonin output, which produces physical energy, euphoria, empathy, and most notably increased intimacy. Neurologically speaking, Molly tickles all the right spots of your brain. MDMA—the drug’s active chemical ingredient enters brain cells and kicks the release of serotonin into overdrive. As a result the pituitary gland floods your body with hormones…and, soon enough, MDMA’s got you feeling like a champion, just like Jay-Z promised. But what Empire State of Mind doesn’t say is that you’re Molly experience usually doesn’t end in bliss. MDMA doesn’t create neurotransmitters, it only increases the rate at which existing serotonin in the cell is released, which means you’ll essentially be dipping into your body’s reserve tank. Four hours into your trip most of your brain’s existing serotonin reserves have been depleted. Welcome to the comedown. A lethargic and depressed mass of neural sorrow. Over several days, your brain works to replenish its capacity for the ecstasy you experienced just a short while ago. A few days of feeling sad is not the only thing to consider. There are serious dangers and risks to taking any drugs, including MDMA, from blurred vision and muscle cramping, to seizures and even heart failure. So now you know the full story of what MDMA actually does to you. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe and click the thumbs up. Leave us a question down below and we’ll answer it in our next Q&A video.