Ecstasy / MDMA Addiction Recovery

Ecstasy is a unique drug in that it is both a stimulant & a hallucinogen thus increases energy and has a wide range of emotional changes in patients. MDMA, like most other stimulants, can cause significant addiction problems and while mostly taken as a recreational “club drug” there are many serious associated risks.

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MDMA abuse or dependence, treatments that work for other stimulant drug addictions are used in the treatment of patients

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The complete chemical name for ecstasy is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. This is a synthetic drug which has a number of psychoactive effects including energy, euphoria, emotional warmth, and time distortions, perception, and tactile experiences.

Ecstasy is chemically similar to hallucinogenic mescaline and meth amphetamine type classes of stimulants. This is a popular yet illegal “club drug”, most often consumed in pill, tablet, or capsule and in some cases powder format.

This drug is frequently mixed or “cut” with other bulking agents, dextromethorphan and caffeine is relatively common however in some cases ecstasy is mixed with more addictive drugs like ketamine, cocaine, amphetamines or methamphetamines.

In the case of poly addictions, users electively mix ecstasy with other substances to achieve a different “high” effects. Ecstasy use in combination with other drugs can be very dangerous.

Ecstasy interrupts many of the brains chemical functions. Users body’s temperature signals to the brain are affected, that can lead to hypothermia, dehydration, or heat stroke. In extreme cases users can die from seizures, strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure.

Conclusive evidence demonstrates that ecstasy causes damage to nerve cells which naturally produce serotonin in the brain, consequentially moods, emotions, sleep, memory, and cognitive skills are negatively impacted.

When is Ecstasy Addiction a Problem that Requires Treatment?

Ecstasy addiction treatment is required when the user is unable to control using the drug in spite of physically or emotionally detrimental consequences. The negative side effects of ecstasy abuse include depression, confusion, panic, anxiety, and a number of sleep disorders.

Effective treatment for ecstasy addiction includes cognitive behavioral modifications and therapy designed to rectify thought patterns and behaviors that will enable long term coping skills in the face of relapse risk.

Factors of ecstasy addiction in many cases can also be treated with post traumatic stress therapy. With highly-trained addiction treatment counsellors and trauma therapists, patients can overcome the addiction.

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