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What are Tesla Pills?

“Tesla Pills” are a type of MDMA known for their strength and unique appearance. They stand out due to their Tesla logo and ability to glow under a black light. Typically, they are orange or blue in color, though they can be other colors and contain specks of glitter. Tesla Pills may look pretty, but they are far from that. These pills come with their own set of risks and issues that you’ll want to be aware of, especially if you or loved ones are regulars at festivals and nightclubs. 

Let’s learn more about Tesla Pills and why they are nothing to take lightly, despite their modern and trendy appeal. 

What are Tesla Pills? 

MDMA (ecstasy, molly) is known as “the club drug” as it produces high energy, euphoria and altered sensory perceptions. To keep this drug appealing to users, it has taken on many different forms over the years, and Tesla-branded pills are one of the latest. Inspired by the famous Tesla brand, these pills have become notorious for their high concentration of MDMA, sometimes containing over 240 mg per pill! 

Partygoers are often intrigued by these pills, not thinking about their potential dangers. Instead, they see an alluring logo from a luxury brand and there’s automatically a level of trust and appeal. However, Tesla Pills are not safer or purer than other ecstasy pills. Because they are stronger, they are riskier as well. They are even more dangerous when mixed with other substances, such as marijuana or alcohol. 

What Makes Tesla-Branded Pills Dangerous? 

Similar to the Pink Panther and ‘007 pills back in the day, Tesla Pills have a contemporary allure to them, giving the illusion that they are safer and purer. However, Tesla ecstasy tends to be stronger and may contain other ingredients that users are unaware of, such as fentanyl. 

If you don’t know much about fentanyl, it’s an opioid that is similar to morphine but 50-100 times stronger. Just a few milligrams can stop your breathing, causing a fatal overdose. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to detect fentanyl from your senses alone. You need to use fentanyl test strips to identify this opioid, something that most people don’t do before taking an ecstasy pill. 

Generally speaking, there are two colors that Tesla Pills come in: blue and orange. The orange pill is usually thicker and contains a higher dose of MDMA, making it more dangerous and habit forming. The blue pill tends to be thinner and contain a lower dose of MDMA. Both are stamped with the iconic Tesla logo, and both are dangerous. 

What are the Risks of Taking Ecstasy? 

Taking Tesla Pills, or any form of ecstasy for that matter, might seem like a fast and easy way to have fun. But there are many risks that can happen when you take these substances, such as: 

  • Dehydration 
  • Increased body temperature
  • Heart pounding 
  • Anxiety and confusion 
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble sleeping 
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood issues such as depression or anxiety 
  • Misuse and addiction 

Is it Possible to Recover from a Club Drug Addiction? 

Because club drugs like Tesla Pills flood the brain with serotonin, they can be habit forming. The brain feels good and wants this feeling again, causing you to seek out more. If you use these drugs enough, your body can become dependent on them and stop producing serotonin on its own. Then, when you don’t have MDMA in your body, you can experience fatigue, irritability and low moods. 

To recover, you need to give your body time to start producing feel-good chemicals on its own and learn new ways of having fun. Therapy and lifestyle changes, and sometimes medication to treat underlying mental health disorders, are effective at helping individuals heal from substance use. 

If you happen to come across Tesla Pills, or you have a loved one who says they did, make sure you are aware of the dangers. Just because these pills are made to be pretty or culturally relevant does not mean they are safe. To start your recovery from substance use, contact Awakenings Treatment Center in Agoura Hills, CA today.