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Ecstasy / Molly / MDMA

Sensations of happiness, love, energeticness, reduced inhibitions and euphoria will accompany your use of Ecstasy, also known as “Molly” or “MDMA.” While Ecstasy is very addictive, the nature of your addiction will be more of psychological nature rather than a physical one. With use over time, your body will become increasingly dependent on the drug to experience the feelings that you experience while high on Ecstasy, and soon your body will begin to be unable to experience those feelings on its own without the drug.

If you should stop taking the drug, you will experience intense, negative emotions as powerful as the positive ones you experienced while using the drug. The sudden onset of emotional numbness and depression which you will experience can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening if you try to detox on your own. Should you try to detox on your own and fail — returning to Ecstasy use to medicate your detox symptoms — you will face significantly increased odds of accidental overdose which can have severe medical consequences.

Ecstasy is a synthetic drug which is produced for purely recreational purposes. It has no prescribed medical uses. For this reason, the drug remains an illegal substance. In addition to the euphoric highs the drug produces, Ecstasy also generates hallucinogenic effects for its users, a feature which is unique to the drug. For these reasons, Ecstasy is commonly considered a “club” or “rave” drug and is frequently used in those settings.

As with many other drugs, the dangers of Ecstasy use increases when you take it combined with other drugs, and users will frequently take Ecstasy with drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine, DXM, ketamine or PCP in club or social settings. Also, since Ecstasy is a “street drug,” you will have no way of knowing whether the drug you buy and take has impurities or substances which can cause your body even further harm.

The prevalence and easy access to the drug increase its dangers even further. The US Drug Enforcement Agency, for example, reports that as many as 6 million people had tried Ecstasy in 2011, and 4 million people had used the drug in the last year according to the same study. Another study by the National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that high-school aged individuals consider the drug “fairly easy” or “very easy” to obtain, meaning the trend for increased use of Ecstasy will not likely soon diminish.

Because of the extreme psychological dangers, associated with quitting Ecstasy, a medically-supervised detox followed by addiction treatment to address the root causes of your drug use are not only highly-recommend but necessary for your long-term success in breaking your chemical dependency and remaining sober. A detox and addiction treatment program which offers medical protocols, as well as a compassionate and individualized approach to recovery, will give the most benefits and the highest likelihood of long-term success.

The Effects of Ecstasy Use on the Body

Short-term Ecstasy use can result in many serious and unwanted side effects which can include:

  • nausea
  • muscle cramping
  • facial tension
  • fever, sweating and chills
  • tremors and shaking
  • problems with vision
  • hallucinations
  • elevated heart rate
  • high blood pressure
  • faintness

Signs of Ecstasy Abuse and Dependency

There are many signs that you or a loved one have become dependent on Ecstasy, and they can be quite severe. These symptoms include:

  • memory loss
  • cognitive impairment
  • anxiety
  • depression

Long-term Damage From Ecstasy Use

Ecstasy can cause many severe and often debilitating side effects if you abuse the drug over a long period of time. Long-term use or addiction can cause these additional issues:

Physical Symptoms

  • appetite loss
  • confusion
  • fatigue
  • sleeping issues

Psychological Symptoms

  • irritability
  • confusion
  • powerful drug cravings

The Dangers of Ecstasy Withdrawal

Ecstasy’s withdrawal symptoms closely resemble the symptoms of Ecstasy use and can be very powerful. These symptoms may include:

  • appetite loss
  • depression
  • confusion
  • anxiety
  • agitation
  • paranoia
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • cognitive impairment
  • memory problems
  • changes in self-perception
  • powerful drug cravings

Getting Help for Your Ecstasy Dependency

Call Serenity Oaks Wellness Center at 844-720-6847 today to get the help you need to break free from your Ecstasy dependency and to create the healthy, drug-free lifestyle you deserve. Only a professional, medically-supervised detox offered in a personalized and compassionate care setting can ensure your emotional, psychological and physical safety.

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