Signs and Symptoms of Ecstasy Addiction
Ecstasy is a psychoactive drug that is commonly used in a social setting. It is most commonly used in combination with other chemical substances like alcohol, marijuana, or cocaine. People who use ecstasy will typically take it in a pill or a capsule, ingesting it orally. Ecstasy works by almost instantaneously affecting three major chemicals within the brain – dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. The effects of this particular chemical substance will typically last for between three and six hours and include intense euphoria, increased social ability, and a generally positive outlook. These are the psychological effects – the physical effects are different. The physical effects include:
- Increased heart rate and heart palpitations
- Increased blood pressure
- Profuse sweat
- The teeth clenching involuntarily
- Blurred vision
- Muscle cramping
- Involuntary movements
Ecstasy Addiction Recovery
When it comes to addictive substances like ecstasy, a multi-phased program of addiction recovery will be necessary. The first stage of every recovery process is medically monitored detox, where the individual will undergo the symptoms of drug withdrawal in a closely supervised environment. Symptoms of withdrawal will be effectively treated, and the individual will be prepared for the next phase of addiction treatment – inpatient rehab.
During this phase of treatment, the individual undergoes intensive therapy and works through all underlying and contributing factors. Ultimately the individual will move onto sober living and aftercare. Developing an addictive disorder to ecstasy is not all that common.
However, the drug can be psychologically addictive. In most cases, those who develop an addictive disorder to this specific chemical substance will be simultaneously suffering from an underlying condition, such as a mental health disorder or unresolved trauma. For this reason, Evoke Wellness, Florida offers a comprehensive treatment plan geared towards physical, mental, and emotional healing.
Ecstasy Addiction – Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of ecstasy abuse include:
- Taking ecstasy in larger amounts, or more frequently than originally intended
- Neglecting personal responsibility or obligation instead of taking ecstasy
- Spending more time with people who frequently use ecstasy
- Neglecting personal hygiene
- Sleeping strange hours or spending more sleeping than is normal
- Isolating from close friends and family members
- Experiencing stress and anxiety when ecstasy is not readily available
- Significant and noticeable mood swings, often marked by intense periods of extreme happiness and periods of deep sadness and depression
- A lack of motivation to take care of menial, day-to-day activities
Treatment for Ecstasy Abuse
Evoke Wellness Florida is dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical care of men and women of all ages in need of individualized addiction treatment. Our program of recovery has been carefully developed by a dedicated team of compassionate professionals who not only work together to formulate personalized treatment plans but who have combined decades of experience. We prioritize the well-being of our clients and their loved ones, and we effectively treat addictive disorders of all kinds – including addictive disorders involving psychoactive drugs like ecstasy. Regardless of the severity of abuse, professional addiction treatment is always a good idea. This is because addiction is a progressive disease, and if the symptoms are not adequately treated as soon as possible they will continue to progressively worsen.
If you or someone you love has been suffering at the hands of an ecstasy abuse disorder, reach out to Evoke Wellness, Florida today. Our program of recovery is geared towards men and women of all ages in Southern Florida and all surrounding areas. Southern Florida has been long-since deemed as the recovery capital of the country because of the tranquil and healing environment, it provides as well as the numerous recovery resources available throughout the immediate area.