MDMA & Ecstasy Withdrawals
While withdrawals from ecstasy are not as severe as that of alcohol or heroin, users still may feel depressed, restless, unable to sleep, and craving ecstasy. The medical professional at Recovery Ways can provide some medications to ease these symptoms as well as maintaining proper hydration and nutrition. The best treatment for MDMA addiction is behavioral therapy to help with the psychological addiction. Patients work closely with our staff including a psychiatrist to determine the underlying reason for the drug use. We have many different treatment programs available to our patients that will help them learn to overcome the urges to use again and ultimately maintain a sober life.
While ecstasy isn’t considered a physically addictive drug it does alter brain chemistry which can lead to physical symptoms during withdrawal. Since there is such a concern for dehydration while using and detoxing from ecstasy it is important to monitor hydration and to make sure that they do not over hydrate which will cause its own problems.
- Panic attacks
- Muscle stiffness
- Loss of appetite