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Ecstasy is one of the illicit drugs that have become popular in recent years.  But, what exactly is ecstasy and what should you know about it? 

Ecstasy is the pill form of MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) which is a synthetic stimulate that creates a euphoric and hallucinogenic high. 

7 need to know things about ecstasy

It is popular among young people teens and college students on the club scene. Here are 7 things you should know about ecstasy.

  1. It takes about an hour to take effect; it then intensifies and lasts for hours. The high is referred to rolling because its effects came in waves.  
  2. People who use ecstasy can build a tolerance making them need more and more of it to get the same high.
  3. Ecstasy causes serotonin syndrome. This causes result in high blood pressure, a racing heartbeat, sweating, shivering, headache, and diarrhea.
  4. It can cause you to hallucinate and bring up old traumas.
  5. Ecstasy can cause memory loss. Even though it can bring up old memories it can make you lose memories or lose the ability to make new memories correctly. 
  6. It is addictive.
  7. It can lead to death.

Symptoms and signs of abuse and addiction

The user will show the following signs or symptoms of long term use or abuse of ecstasy:

  •     Lowers inhibitions 
  •     Increased temperament of elation.
  •     Bolster feelings of attachment
  •     Amplified enjoyment from physical touch
  •     Intensified sexuality and sexual arousal
  •     Increased awareness
  •     Heightened energy
  •     Loses track of time
  •     Heart rate speeds up
  •     Raised blood pressure 
  •     Muscle tightness
  •     Stiffness in mouth and jaw 
  •     Feeling woozy 
  •     Hot or cold flashes
  •     Organ difficulties due to surge in body temperature 

When the user stops taking ecstasy they may experience any of the following issues:

  •     Deep sadness 
  •     Sleep disturbance in cycles of sleep
  •     Memory loss
  •     Anxiety
  •     Bewilderment
  •     Boosted craving for ecstasy

Recovery is possible

If you or someone you love is addicted or abusing ecstasy, recovery is possible. Depending on the length of addiction, age, and if there are any other conditions at the same time, recovery may be done in out-patient setting, a 12 step program, partial hospitalization, or residential treatment center. 

Some therapies that may be employed are:

  • One on one therapy
  • Group rehabilitation
  • Family treatment 
  • 12-Step program instruction
  • Relapse-prevention training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Biofeedback & Neurofeedback
  • Medication control
  • Anger management
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Exercise therapy

If you are looking for a treatment center 449 Recovery is the best place to go. 

At 449 Recovery, helping each client overcome every challenge on the road to recovery is our greatest goal. We believe that healing is best obtained in an environment that will encourage it. The ceaseless supervised detoxification, in combination with long term treatment programs at 449 Recovery are provided in a caring and controlled atmosphere. Procrastination is the enemy of success, so please give us a call at (855) 435-7449 to gain more insight about our all-inclusive alcohol and drug addiction treatment program today!