Ecstasy addiction treatment

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“Ecstasy,” “molly,” “E,” “X” and “candy” are all street names for a recreational drug usually containing methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), one of the fastest-growing club drugs in the world. It’s considered a psychedelic amphetamine or a hallucinogenic stimulant.

But what begins as “rolling on E” can instead spiral someone out of control and land one in a coma or even dead.

Sovereign Health provides Ecstasy addiction treatment and other substance use disorders. Inclusive to our club drugs rehabilitation is thorough detox and addiction treatment, to restore the mind as well as the body.

Ecstasy does not always contain MDMA. Sometimes phenethylamine or MDA is synthesized in the drug; it’s a more potent psychedelic substance with a stronger and longer high than a user might be ready for. MDEA (3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine, also known as MDE) could be used as a third option. This has a shorter high than what could be expected. These unknowns are what make Ecstasy so dangerous: users never truly know what they are going to get.

Ketamine could also be added to Ecstasy or additional amphetamine (speed), and still other Ecstasy tabs will have no illegal drug content at all. From LSD to caffeine, Ecstasy tabs can contain all manner of synthetic unknowns not meant for bodily consumption.

Testing Kits Don’t Help Ecstasy Use

Many young drug users are attempting to use “responsibly” by purchasing pill testing kits. One doctor points out the problem is the tests are more presumptive field tests, going off a range of known agents and identifying what fillers it can. But the pill testing kits don’t indicate if an additive is safe for human consumption, toxic or lethal.

Ecstasy is normally consumed in a candy-like tab appearance but can also come in capsule form. Ecstasy can be injected; liquid Ecstasy is actually Gamma Hydroxybutyrate, or GHB: a nervous system depressant.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease that manipulates a person’s sense of reward, motivation, memory and a number of related neurological functions.

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Side Effects of Ecstasy Abuse:

  • Euphoria
  • Muted inhibitions
  • Amplified tactile sensations
  • False, yet overwhelming sense of affection/empathy
  • Depression, paranoia or anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Sleep problems
  • Drug cravings
  • Muscle tension or involuntary teeth clenching
  • Faintness and chills or swelling
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

Negative side effects can linger for as long as a week afterward.

Dangers of Ecstasy Addiction:

  • Hyperthermia (heat stroke)
  • Hyponatremia (water intoxication)
  • Heart attack
  • Suffocation
  • Heart or kidney failure

The real danger of Ecstasy lies in its effect on the regulation of body temperature. Due mostly to its release of three major neurotransmitters, combined with its stimulation of the nervous systems, Ecstasy can prevent the body from feeling the sensation of overheating, allowing the user to get dangerously hot without realizing it.

Many users will overcompensate for the overheating effects by drinking too much water. When the body takes on too much water, its sodium levels become unbalanced, causing the organs to swell. Although this is not critical to organs that have room to expand, the brain does not. If the brain expands too much, the brain stem will be crushed, leading to coma or death.

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Long-term, irreparable damage has been seen to Ecstasy user’s serotonin neurotransmitters. Clinicians have studied the flood of serotonin in the brain during Ecstasy use, and the damage caused by the flash flood. Serotonin balance impacts sleep, learning, and emotional processes, which can leave nearly permanent impairment in its wake.

When neurotransmitters cannot properly function, insomnia, memory loss, depression and anxiety follow and further, can linger long after substance abuse has stopped.

This is why Sovereign Health’s treatment for Ecstasy includes a holistic brain training and brain restoration component. Cognitive therapies are enfolded into rehabilitation as well. We don’t just leave you clean, we ensure you have all the brain wellness and bodily recovery possible. Sovereign Health is mindful and proactive about treating the whole person, not just the symptoms so the treatment methods offered at our ecstasy rehab centers is effective.

Sovereign Health stays current on the latest drug trends and respective treatments for club drug addictions, so we have the most nutritive and informed care to replace Ecstasy withdrawal symptoms. Our treatment for Ecstasy is a 24/7 monitored, safe space for patients recovering from Ecstasy.

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Why Choose Sovereign Health?

Sovereign Health is built around the elasticity of treatment modalities which extend beyond detox and rehab. Sovereign utilizes dual diagnosis and restorative brain treatment methods for patients in and out of rehabilitation.

Continuing care, here in California, holds a central focus on offering fellowship and sober alternatives for graduated patients of our substance abuse, mental health and eating disorder programs, to help build a community of support and sobriety.  We are a Joint Commission accredited forerunner in individualized treatment nationwide, offering:

  • Treatment for co-occurring mental disorder, also known as dual diagnosis
  • Alternative and experiential therapies
  • Residential treatment
  • Cognitive modalities

Sovereign Health works with private insurance and is flexible to installment options for patients paying personally. We have facilities nationwide that custom-fit treatment, so recovery from ecstasy addiction will be personal and long lasting.

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