What is MDMA?
Ecstasy is a psychoactive, stimulant which is usually taken as a party drug. Its effects include euphoria, alertness and feeling warmth towards others. Senses such as sight and touch can feel heightened on the drug.
Dangerous Health Effects of Taking MDMA
Taking ecstasy tablets can be risky given that the formula is rarely known. People have been known to die after taking one pill from a ‘bad batch’. Ecstasy excites the nervous system meaning that the user’s body temperature increases. This can lead to the problem of dehydration. However, drinking too much water while on the drug can also be dangerous as it can cause swelling of the brain.
Long term ecstasy use can lead to a number of damaging mental and physical health effects. Psychological issues such as depression and paranoia can result from the drug’s disruptive effects on the neural pathways in the brain. Chronic ecstasy users can also experience memory problems, as well as damage to the kidneys, heart and liver.
Ecstasy Addiction Treatment at Castle Craig
Detoxing from Ecstasy
Chronic users of ecstasy may develop a psychological dependence on the drug. If you would like to stop using ecstasy but are unable to, you may be suffering from ecstasy addiction.
The goal of our treatment is to help patients achieve long-term sobriety. On entering our addiction clinic, the patient begins a period of detox where they become clean of all drug use. Some heavy ecstasy users have reported withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anxiety and irritability, in addition to cravings for the drug.
Residential Rehab for Ecstasy/MDMA Addiction
The goal of our treatment programme is to help patients discover a happy and fulfilling life without drug or alcohol use.
Each patient receives a personalised treatment programme based on factors such as their history of drug use, and their current circumstances. Our programme includes some combination of group therapy, personal therapy, family therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and bereavement therapy, if appropriate.
Our programme of healthy meals, and regular exercise helps the patient to recuperate from the damaging health effects of prolonged drug use. It provides them with the mental clarity and physical strength needed to combat addiction.
Additionally, we encourage patients to connect with Narcotics Anonymous groups when they return home. All of these measures will help the patient to ensure that they can continue their recovery once they have returned to their daily lives.
If you, or someone you know has an unhealthy dependence on ecstasy, or any other drug, please contact us for advice. Our team is available 24/7 to discuss treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.
Studies of our patient outcomes demonstrate the effectiveness of our rehab programme: the majority of our patients report continued sobriety a year after completing treatment.