New York City canceled a dance music festival after two people died from an apparent overdose of “Molly,” a popular party drug. Good Day New York interviewed Phoenix House founder, Dr. Mitch Rosenthal, about Molly’s glamor and its dangers.
“I’m way happier today than I ever would have been if I was still using. I’m able to express my feelings in a healthy way.”
Ecstasy never really disappeared and now, its popularity is once again on the rise – with numerous hip spokespeople and a wider and more receptive audience. Whereas the Ecstasy use of the 1990s centered around the rave alterna-culture, today’s hip-hop stars have become the ambassadors of mainstream cool – posing an even greater influential threat to the impressionable teens who admire their music and want to emulate their lifestyles.