September 1st, 2013 @ 11:44 pm
unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard about the two ppl that died at electric zoo last weekend, and i’m EYE-ROLLING sick of reading about it. wait, that may seem horribly disrespectful because they died, BUT i’m talking about the press and their total ignorance about what happened (not the people that died – i think it’s awful that these people died).
anyways, NOT THAT I’M SAYING DRUG USE IS SAFE and/or OKAY for YOU (additionally, i’ve never taken molly, but i have indeedy taken ecstasy many times over the years since i was around 17/18), but my point is that when i was going to raves back in the day, we used dancesafe.org. do the next generation of “EDM” (cringe! @ that term) kids not know about this website?
that website kept us naughty little ravers up to date (with pictures, descriptions, dates, etc.) on batches of pills that were currently circulating at the time, so that we could have a heads up about if there were bad batches going around. WHICH YES, DID HAPPEN. i understand that while between checking listed drugs and/or venturing into our own testing kits, that we’re not chemists, and maybe we couldn’t be 100% certain – or maybe even 65% certain – but it was step above going in unaware.
i also had ONE person that i would get my pills from, for years. they were always safe…
i never popped random pills from strangers at parties.
i don’t know anything about club culture, i never really went to clubs when i was a raver. i went to parties (raves), at venues and warehouses, sometimes they would be at clubs, but it’s not like i was going to anything like pacha every week with the guidos. i don’t know if they were educated about that site or how they handled their recreational drug use, but i do not know ONE SOUL that died from a drug OD. my friends candy-flipped, my friends did K and acid, my friends did E and smoked weed… my friends NEVER did drugs AND drank. in fact, i can’t remember ONE rave (aside from the ones that i’ve gone to in the last two years), that even served alcohol (which is usually the horrible combo that leads to ER visits, cough). my friends also weren’t doing those types of drugs combined with prescription pills… i only know 1 or 2 girls that sometimes took xanax, but they weren’t even doing them at raves, they were doing them on off-nights.
i don’t know what happened to they guy, but it’s been reported that this girl took 6 hits of molly. SIX HITS.
a) wtf? who does that?!
b) it was like a billion degrees out to begin with, but considering the humidity factor, EW.
and c) she was SURROUNDED by a sea of people.
when i was rolling, the last thing i would EVER want to be was in a crowd of people like that – nor should anyone ever be in extreme heat while on these types of drugs. your body temperature should stay cool. for me, being uncomfortable or being overheated would spark anxiety. once you start feeling like that, and your mind starts going into dark places, the bad trip bug was coming to bite your ass. AND lastly, has any press even mentioned “water intoxication”? yes, you can DIE FROM DRINKING TOO MUCH WATER while on ecstasy (i don’t know if it’s the same for molly, but it’s something to keep in mind).
this link says “Although the use of Ecstasy alone can result in serious medical complications, its use in combination with other drugs may exacerbate these dangers. In this report, almost 8 in 10 Ecstasy-related visits to the ED involved Ecstasy in combination with alcohol or other drugs, suggesting that Ecstasy users need to be educated about the dangers of not only Ecstasy but also these drug combinations.”
NOTE IT, KIDS.