ecstasy addiction

Ecstasy Addiction and Treatment Options

Legacy Healing Center Blog

Learn the dangers of ecstasy addiction and how rehab and treatment can help you!

Ecstasy addiction continues to run rampant in our society as this designer drug is still very popular with college students and people who frequent concerts, music festivals, and raves.

It is popular among this group of people because of its ability to promote feelings of elation, happiness, and well-being. In addition, it is often used in these music and party scenes because it heightens the senses, bringing one’s smell, sight, sound, and touch to a different level.

If you or someone you love needs help with addiction, call 954-994-2965 today to speak with a treatment specialist.

Ecstasy abuse continues to occur in society, with research studies showing that 1 out of every 10 college students use the drug, and those who do use the drug are more likely to experiment with cocaine, LSD, inhalants and even heroin.

When someone uses ecstasy, the high they get from the drug can typically last up to five hours, however, depending on someone’s gender, how much they weigh, how much of the drug they have taken, and the administration route, this high can last up to eight hours or more.

While the user can experience the drug effects they are seeking for these few hours, the crash from ecstasy can be intense and can last for days. Because of this fact, ecstasy addiction is similar to other drug addictions where the user will continue to take more of the drug in an attempt to override this crash from occurring.

When someone is exhibiting patterns of ecstasy abuse, friends and family members may notice signs of depression, paranoia, long-term cognitive impairments and memory problems, anxiety attacks and insomnia. The reason for some of these side effects is due to how ecstasy works on the brain.

When the drug is taken, it interacts with how one’s brain processes and creates the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is what helps us feel pleasure, happiness, and regulates our mood and how we react to pain. Ecstasy abuse can change the amount of serotonin in our body, which can lead to irritability, depression, and moodiness.

How to find help for Ecstasy addiction

If you or someone you love is suffering from ecstasy addiction, there is good news! There are many ecstasy addiction treatment facilities that are designed to help men and women of all ages detox their bodies of the drug and assist them with long-term rehab in order to stay off the drug.

Many ecstasy addiction treatment programs consist of inpatient or outpatient rehab, support groups, individual and/or group and family counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, recreation therapy and more.

In some cases, it may be difficult to convince someone to seek treatment for an ecstasy addiction because there aren’t as many withdrawal symptoms as other drugs, and it is looked at by some in society as an acceptable party drug used in social settings.

The reality is ecstasy can cause psychological and physical dependence and can develop a tolerance to it. Ecstasy addiction continues to rise, with emergency room visits for ecstasy related symptoms increasing by 1,200% over the past few years. In addition, studies show that 92% of people who use ecstasy will later begin to use marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and amphetamines.

Speak to an experienced addiction specialist at Legacy Healing Center to learn more about our ecstasy addiction detox, inpatient and outpatient programs, aftercare and more. Let us help you break free from drug addiction and get your life back on track.

Reach out to us today and call 954-994-2965 to speak with a treatment specialist.