Ecstasy Addiction Treatment
Encouraging Ecstasy Recovery
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as Ecstasy and Molly, is a highly euphoric and psychedelic drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 11 million people have tried MDMA and in just one year, over 2,200 people went to the emergency room due to its effects.
Studies show that MDMA is not the only chemical in each dose; some contain methamphetamines, cocaine, caffeine, ephedrine and dextromethorphan. Because of its unbalanced proportions, the high and dosage are inconsistent. Many people who consume it are putting themselves at a significantly increased risk of overdose and even death.
The consumption of MDMA causes nerve cells to become desensitized and damaged. It has devastating effects on our serotonin levels, which are necessary to stabilize our moods and behaviors.
Another negative effect of MDMA is the release of norepinephrine, which regulate how we respond to stressful situations. MDMA damages these neurotransmitters and causes respiratory acidosis, or respiratory failure.
When someone has consumed and become reliant on MDMA, they show a few symptoms, which include:
- Inability to rest
- Aggressive behaviors
- Impulsive behaviors
- Diminished appetite
- Lack of sex drive
- Loss of interest
The most dangerous symptoms of MDMA are:
- Severe thirst
- Mental confusion
- Kidney failure
- High blood pressure
- Muscle spasms
- Heart Failure
At Sprout Health Arizona, we provide a wide variety of therapies, including psychotherapy which we believe is the best treatment for MDMA addiction. One of our most effective therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps patients acknowledge their maladaptive behaviors and learn ways to modify them. We teach our patients coping skills and positive thought processes.
Before beginning any type of therapy, we will begin treatment with a detoxification process. The best way to tackle MDMA addiction is to slowly remove the substance from the body because removing it too fast causes the body to go into shock and potentially shut down.
After the detox process, we will proceed with our therapy sessions. They help our patients learn coping skills, positive thought processes and manage their behaviors. We also want our patients to regain their self-esteem and positive self-worth. Our goal is to help our patients achieve a successful and long-lasting recovery.