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Defeating Ecstasy Addiction

The team at Palm Partners Recovery Center treats ecstasy addiction, also sometimes referred to as MDMA addiction. Ecstasy/MDMA is neither a stimulant nor a hallucinogenic drug, but rather a mix of both. The drug can produce higher energy levels as well as an altered sense of reality. This is one of many reasons it’s appealing for users in group settings.

Feelings of closeness and warmth toward others are often associated with an ecstasy high. This can put users at a higher risk for unsafe sex, and in turn, the results of risky sexual behavior. In some cases, the drug can also cause body temperature to rise very fast, which can have serious health consequences. Both short-term and long-term use of MDMA/ecstasy can cause physical problems as well, such as kidney damage, memory issues, and more. Our medical staff and counselors use the best methods to defeat addiction so patients can enjoy real connections and engage in day-to-day life.

About Ecstasy/MDMA

MDMA has often been referred to as a “club drug,” due to being one of the more popular drugs of choice for those attending raves and similar large group events. MDMA usage is by no means restricted to club settings and venues, however, as the drug’s use has become more prevalent in other settings, as well. Other common street names for MDMA include:

  • Ecstasy
  • XTC
  • X
  • E
  • Molly

According to research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, members of the LGBTQ+ community have shown more frequent usage patterns, but ecstasy/MDMA remains a common drug among young adults in general.

Because ecstasy/MDMA is a synthetic drug, other dangerous substances can be added to the mix of chemicals. This makes the drug even more dangerous and causes unwanted side effects depending on the ingredients. Sometimes, a drug referred to as “bath salts” may be substituted for ecstasy/MDMA, causing an increased chance of adverse side effects and complications.

Treating An Addiction to Ecstasy/MDMA

Drug and substance abuse treatment seeks to provide patients with a supportive environment to change addiction-associated behaviors. Although it is somewhat unclear exactly how addictive ecstasy/MDMA is, behavioral treatment is helpful in quitting drug usage. Our team at Palm Partners Recovery Center uses supportive techniques alongside cognitive behavioral therapy to combat drug abuse to help you or your loved one reclaim your life from ecstasy/MDMA.

Long-Term Success So You Can Enjoy Life Again

Because of the potential for harm associated with ecstasy/MDMA, it is helpful for users to learn how to engage in their day-to-day lives without using the drug for excitement or recreation. Being in a recovery facility such as Palm Partners Recovery Center also helps patients deal with withdrawal symptoms and learn how to live drug free in a safe, supportive environment. We welcome people with any substance abuse issues to join us for treatment at our calm, tropical facility. Contact our team today to begin moving toward a life without the use of drugs. Let us help you today.

To break the ecstasy addiction cycle, contact Palm Partners Recovery Center today.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/mdma-ecstasymolly

https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/mdma-ecstasymolly

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/synthetic-cathinones-bath-salts

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/who-is-using-mdma

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/Introduction

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/how-are-mdma-use-disorders-treated

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