MDMA & Ecstasy Withdrawals

a person struggling with withdrawal symptoms during mdma detox program 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.

Physical Symptoms

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.

  • Dehydration
  • Panic attacks
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Coma
  • Stroke
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite

Are you ready to seek treatment?

Detox is the first step in a successful MDMA/ecstasy addiction. If you or your loved one is ready to seek addiction detox, please contact our admissions team immediately.

Psychological Symptoms

Ecstasy affects neurotransmitters in the brain, the dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine levels can be off balance and cause psychological problems during and after use. It is important to make sure that they are looked after in case any of the psychological symptoms become too severe.

  • Confusion
  • Cravings
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Psychosis

Abuse/Addiction Potential

Ecstasy or MDMA is addictive all by itself but, as was pointed out, most ecstasy now days is mixed with other drugs and users may not even know. It is commonly mixed with amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, heroin, and other drugs that are even more addicting. These other drugs make withdrawing from ecstasy that much more important to do through a medical detox such as what Recovery Ways offers. Since users never really know what they are taking and a tolerance can build the chance for overdose is likely.

Long-Term Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms

The majority of ecstasy abusers used the drug in specific social settings for fewer inhibitions and more confidence. One of the major things Recovery Ways focuses on is any co-occurring disorders and behavioral therapy so that users understand their addiction and are better equipped to deal with any cravings they may have in the future.

Managing Withdrawal at an Ecstasy Detox Center

It is safest for ecstasy addicts to withdraw from the drug while being medically supervised because while MDMA withdrawal may not be too severe other drugs can be. As discussed earlier most ecstasy tablets consist of other drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and even heroin which withdrawals from can be very severe. Recovery Ways allows patients to detox under the care of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and psychologists who provide medication, monitoring, and support during the process.

Detox for MDMA & Ecstasy

If you’re suffering from and addiction to MDMA & ecstasy, detox treatment is available. Recovery Ways offers effective detox treatment that is medically managed and compassionate Our admissions coordinators are available to take your call, review your insurance and find out if your benefits will cover the cost of treatment.

If you are ready to start the admissions process please call 888.986.7848 or contact us here.