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Is There Addiction Treatment for Ecstasy?

By: Rhea Rosier, Palm Partners Recovery Center

January 16th, 2012


There are plenty of addiction treatment centers in the United States and there are definitely  a mass abundance of them in the area of South Florida. The question is do addiction treatment centers treat everything even ecstasy? Is there addiction treatment for ecstasy? Yes, there is addiction treatment for ecstasy. While ecstasy is in a different category of drugs in comparison with narcotic painkillers or opiates and other drugs such as cocaine it is still treatable through addiction treatment. Addiction treatment for ecstasy is identical to any other drug or alcohol treatment. When it comes to the disease of alcoholism and addiction, it doesn’t know the difference between cocaine, heroin, or ecstasy. The only thing the disease of alcoholism and addiction knows is what kind of changes you are causing in the brain due to whatever substance you are using, it doesn’t matter what is causing the change. If the substance alters mood or mind chances are that there is addiction treatment for it. So therefore there is definitely addiction treatment for ecstasy.

Ecstasy is a different drug because it is categorized as a hallucinogen. The actual ingredient for ecstasy is MDMA and this can cause a very intense euphoria in a person along with visual and auditory hallucinations and an increased sense of intimacy with other people. It is electrifying and gets its name for the absolute orgasmic effects it creates in a person. Many people describe the high on ecstasy to be unparalleled by anything else. This makes ecstasy unusually easy to become addicted to. The “come down” from ecstasy is especially fast and uncomfortable. This only last up to 72 hours though. The addiction treatment for ecstasy when it comes to modalities and programs are essentially the exact same things you would use to treat a heroin or cocaine addict. This is because like mentioned before it doesn’t matter so much what the substance was but that the disease is present.

Addiction treatment for ecstasy also is not easier or harder than other type of addiction treatment. What needs to happen in order for a person to recovery from an ecstasy addiction is the same things that need to happen for any addicted person to recovery. This is the number one fact for alcoholics and addicts of any substance, change. A complete and total change has to happen and this is the exact same addiction treatment for ecstasy as it is for any other drug. If the person using has had negative consequence and continues to use, is using on a daily basis, their using is affecting their home and family life or their goals then addiction treatment for ecstasy or anything else is probably  the right course of action to take for them.


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