When it comes to ecstasy, Recovery Ways has one of the best treatment centers available. The reason for this is because of our medically supervised inpatient detox and our experienced psychiatrists. Ecstasy withdrawal can also cause detoxing symptoms from more severe drugs that are often mixed with it. Having a medical team ready to address a person’s specific metabolic needs and health will reduce risks of complications. Our staff and treatment programs help users understand why they are using and make sure that they have all they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Ecstasy is one of the most popular drugs used among today’s youth. It is a designer drug that was originally developed by a pharmaceutical company, in its original form it is referred to as MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). Ecstasy nowadays generally contains very little MDMA and more of a mixture of other additives.
Less than 10% of Ecstasy pills on the market are pure MDMA. The other substances in “ecstasy” can be amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, heroin, rat poison, dog deworming medications, or caffeine. Despite the color of the pill and the logo on the pill, users never really know what they are ingesting. Users have to continually increase the number of pills and dosage to feel the same effect. However, because the pills can look similar, and in fact be a completely different combination of drugs, overdose is very likely.
It is often mixed with other party drugs. It is called a club drug and often used at parties, raves, nightclubs, festivals, and concerts. It is also referred to as “the love pill” because it heightens perceptions of color, sound, and supposedly amplifies sensations when one touches or caresses another, particularly during intercourse. Most ecstasy contains hallucinogens which can cause the user to see or feel things that aren’t actually there. It is an emotionally damaging drug and users often cope with “coming down” off the high by using other drugs like cocaine or heroin. The more ecstasy one uses the harder the “come down.” MDMA use damages the brain’s serotonin neurons which regulate sleep, mood, memory, and appetite.
Ecstasy smothers the natural alarm signals given out by the body, putting the user at risk for pushing their body beyond its physical limitations. It suppresses the need to drink, eat, and sleep. The high can last for several hours. Users may not notice they are overheating which can cause fainting, liver failure, kidney failure, heart failure, or death by heatstroke. It can also cause the user to become severely dehydrated, exhausted, or have a heart attack. An overdose is characterized by high blood pressure, panic attacks, faintness, loss of consciousness, a drastic rise in body temperature, and seizures. Another concern is hyponatremia or the over consumption of water that causes the sodium in blood to dilute to dangerously low levels.
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Ecstasy addiction treatment is available, and all you need to do is contact one of our trained admission coordinators. They will review your insurance and find the best rehab available.
Common Names for Ecstasy
Ecstasy is commonly sold as pills that vary in color with a multitude of designs imprinted on them and ingested orally. It can also be in powder form, commonly referred to as “molly,” where it is snorted or even smoked, but rarely injected. However, liquid ecstasy is actually GHB, a nervous system depressant. GHB can also be found in degreasing solvents, drain cleaner, and floor stripper.
Ecstasy is also known as:
- Molly (Adam, Eve)
- E (X, XE, XTC)
- Hug (Hug Drug, Love Drug, Love Pill, Lover’s Speed)
- Roll (Snowball)
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You don’t have to suffer from a MDMA and ecstasy Addiction any longer. Recovery Ways offers addiction treatment and rehab for substance abuse that is both affordable and effective. Our admissions coordinators are available to take your call, review your insurance and find out if your benefits will cover the cost of treatment.