Ecstasy is a common party drug across the United States and in Florida. Found at raves, clubs, and house parties, many people think ecstasy is purely a social drug. However, it can be addictive, leading to other drug use and self-harming behaviors. Because ecstasy is a synthetic drug made in illicit labs, it can be especially dangerous when someone doesn’t know its source. Understanding ecstasy abuse can help someone know when it’s time for substance abuse treatment. Evoke Wellness at Miramar helps patients uncover the root causes of ecstasy abuse with our inclusive rehab program for long-term sobriety.
If you or someone you love is worried about ecstasy addiction, we can help. Evoke Wellness at Miramar provides patients with residential ecstasy abuse rehab programs. Call us now at 866.931.9312 to learn more about dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment programs for men and women.
What Is Ecstasy?
Ecstasy is the most common name for the synthetic stimulant MDMA. Made in home labs, MDMA is a complex amphetamine that works by speeding up messages from the brain to the body. Like other stimulants, ecstasy raises heart rate, metabolism, and dopamine levels. A rise in dopamine causes euphoria, joy, and an inflated sense of confidence. Ecstasy can cause hallucinations when combined with bright lights. When someone takes ecstasy at a party, dancing and drinking can increase dehydration and the effects of MDMA. Ecstasy often has cute street names that reference types of candy. This contributes to the belief that MDMA is not as dangerous as other drugs.
The dopamine in ecstasy often leads to a “dopamine reward effect,” causing the brain to crave more dopamine. This leads to more ecstasy use, other drug use, and addiction.
Do I Need Ecstasy Abuse Rehab?
When ecstasy interferes with daily life or has negative consequences on a person’s livelihood, it’s time to think about rehab. For many, ecstasy can lead to other stimulants or even depressants to balance the effects of ecstasy when they need to sleep. This type of self-medicating can be dangerous and deadly.
Withdrawal is often the first sign of ecstasy addiction. This happens when the brain stops making dopamine and relies on ecstasy for dopamine and other chemicals. Other signs of ecstasy abuse include:
- Drug-seeking behavior
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Tremors and shaking
- Changes in behavior
- Mood swings
- Changes in breath and body odor
- Trouble sleeping
- Changes in appetite
- Weight loss
At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, our ecstasy abuse rehab programs provide a range of therapies, nutrition counseling, and alumni support to help every stage of ecstasy recovery. Working with our holistic therapists in person-centered sessions can help uncover unprocessed trauma, harmful belief systems, and behavioral patterns that lead to self-medicating with ecstasy to avoid difficult feelings, stress, or traumatic memories.
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Ecstasy abuse is often a sign of underlying co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. At Evoke Wellness at Miramar we focus on dual diagnosis care to uncover and treat the root causes of ecstasy abuse. With medication management and a range of therapies, patients experience state-of-the-art individualized treatment. Alongside medical detox, our therapy programs include:
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Meditative therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Relapse prevention
- Holistic therapy
- 12-step programs
With individual, group, and family therapy, patients build a sober community, reconnect with loved ones, and feel supported every step of the way.