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Ecstasy Addiction

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Ecstasy is a growing problem throughout the United States. In 2000, approximately 6.4 million people reported having tried Ecstasy at least once in their lifetime. This is not only adults but teenagers, children using Ecstasy for recreational pleasure. Ecstasy is commonly associated with the club scene, raves and dance parties. These young adults and teenagers do not care to pay attention to the risks and dangers associated with Ecstasy use, along with the potential for addiction.

Ecstasy – MDMA

Ecstasy is the common name for the drug MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine). It is an entactogenic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine class of drugs. Ecstasy is a Schedule I synthetic, psychoactive drug possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The sense of euphoria produced by ecstasy abuse is what makes it so appealing along with the increased sense of intimacy with others and diminished anxiety. Also, it produces profoundly positive feelings, empathy for others, an enhancement of senses, and extreme relaxation. The initial effects are within 30–60 minutes of consumption, in approximately 1–1.5 hours they peak, reaching a plateau that lasts about 2–3 hours, then they will experience a comedown feeling fatigued for a few hours. Ecstasy suppresses hunger and the need for sleep, many will party for days taking constant hits of the drug, this often results in dehydration and exhaustion. Recreational users of ecstasy are at risk of developing permanent brain damage resulting in depression, anxiety, memory loss and neuropsychotic disorders.

Ecstasy AddictionAdverse Effects

  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Increased body temperature
  • Tremors
  • Involuntary teeth clenching
  • Muscle cramping
  • Blurred vision
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Depression

Symptoms of Overdose

  • High blood pressure
  • Faintness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Unconsciousness
  • Seizures
  • Extreme fever
  • Heat Stroke
  • Heart failure

Addiction Treatment

Most are not only addicted to Ecstasy but they are addicted to the lifestyle the comes with the drug. In order to successfully quit using Ecstasy the addict must be prepared to make a life style change as well.

Upon entering an addiction treatment program you will go through the detox process to cleanse your body of any chemicals and toxins associated with Ecstasy abuse. A Doctor will prescribe a non-addictive medication that will help control drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Behavioral modification therapy will help you understand your addiction and teach you how to change your life for the better to maintain your sobriety in the “real world”. This inpatient treatment process will be intense but with the understanding and supportive care of Doctors and staff you can successfully over come your addiction to live a healthy more fulfilling sober life.

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