Ecstasy (MDMA) Treatment and Rehab
Ecstasy (MDMA) is a psychoactive drug that causes altered sensations, increased energy, empathy, and pleasure. When taken by mouth, effects begin in 30 to 45 minutes and last 3 to 6 hours. Ecstasy addiction leads to tolerance, which can cause harmful effects, and even can lead to overdose. Ecstasy is often mixed with other substances, so treatment plans should ideally be tailored to the individual’s unique needs. This means addressing and treating the other drugs that are being abused.
Those who are heavy users of ecstasy may go through withdrawal symptoms when quitting. Normally, the withdrawal period from ecstasy is not physically painful. Instead, the user may experience psychological comfortabilities rather than physical symptoms. Users that are withdrawing from ecstasy may experience:
We recommend that regular users should seek professional help for their Ecstasy addiction. For those who are seeking Ecstasy rehab treatment, our Online Assessment Form will evaluate user’s mental health, physical health, the severity of the addiction, and whether detoxification is required to deal with any potential withdrawal symptoms.
If detox is required, we will ensure that the patient undergoes a medically supervised detox at a hospital so that any complications can be managed quickly and professionally. Throughout detoxification period, the doctors will monitor the patient’s body temperature, hydration levels, fluctuation in heart rate, reflexes and changes in responsiveness of the pupils. It can take around three to four days for the toxins from ecstasy to be cleared out of the individual’s system. The length of stay in detox depends on the severity of the individual’s usage as well as the type and amount of other substances that are being abused alongside ecstasy.
Our long-term treatment programs can provide patients with accountability and emotional support to help them avoid relapse. Sometimes when the patient experiences intense emotional events this can trigger a relapse which can lead to shame and disappointment. This is why we provide our patients with a relapse prevention plan before completing their program.