Ecstasy or Molly Treatment
There are many types of addictive substances, some of which have devastating health risks. Help can be just a call away. If you or someone you know is in immediate need consider reaching out
MDMA aka “Moly” is Ecstasy which is a popular party drug that is shockingly easy to get. The high experienced when taking ecstasy includes such characteristics as euphoria, the urge for physical closeness, and enhanced senses. While ecstasy isn’t as addictive as other drugs, such as heroin, it does not mean it is any less dangerous.
Ecstasy is not a drug that every user will eventually become addicted to. However, it can certainly take its toll on one’s mental and physical health.
How do you treat ecstasy addiction?
Treatment begins as all treatment does: with a physical and mental evaluation of the patient and an assessment of their level of addiction. Typically speaking, there are two options for detox and therapy: Inpatient or an outpatient addiction program.
Why should ecstasy addiction be treated?
Ecstasy can be quite harmful in terms of physical health risk. For every dose you take, you run the risk of doing great harm to your body in the form of overheating and organ failure, primarily heart and kidney. It is even possible to overdose and that overdose can be lethal.
Impurity of Ecstasy
Ecstasy pills are often made with various substances which creates a real risk that they are cut with something harmful. This leads to potentially lethal problems and a serious risk of death or other medical issues.
Support for psychological symptoms
The good news for those who are trying to recover from ecstasy addiction is that there aren’t many symptoms of withdrawal, and even those that do manifest can be treated easily and without too much intensive care. However, the mental consequences of withdrawing from the drug can be more daunting. Symptoms of withdrawal include panic attacks, anxiety, irritability and depression.
Better life afterward
The whole goal of Rehabilitation is to re-enter society and live a cleaner, healthier life. Drugs can often be a crutch or a way to self medicate when one is in distress, experiencing anxiety or some other difficult situation. Fortunately, rehab programs also address these mental problems since programs aren’t just about getting the body sober. You will also end up dealing with the “reason” you started taking drugs in the first place. Therapy is an excellent way to get to know who you are, who you used to be, and who you choose to become.
What does Ecstasy Treatment Look Like?
Ecstasy is usually laced with different substances, which exposes users to dangerous chemicals and substances. Given the formulas often vary, personal treatment plans are required. Once a plan is in place, your doctor can put together treatment options unique to you.
Are there programs to treat ecstasy users who are teenagers?
Absolutely. Teen Addiction Anonymous is a faith-based support group that helps teenagers use the 12-Step program. There are also non-religious options available such as the SMART Recovery Program for youth and teens. Sometimes inpatient facilities will allow teens and youth to attend school while they receive treatment.
Keep in mind that these rehab facilities are here for you. They’re here to help rather than judge. In order to be of the best help to you, you’ll need to tell the medical staff as much as you can. It’s their goal to help you get back to sobriety. It is vitally important to be honest and clear with medical staff.
- The severity of your addiction will play a major factor in your treatment plan.
- Physical health checkup. MDMA withdrawal symptoms are not often harmful. However, there’s the possibility you could experience dehydration, liver or kidney failure and heart arrhythmia. These conditions require attention and medical supervision.
- Those who use ecstasy may be unwittingly addicted to substances laced with MDMA. Medical professionals, again, need to know everything when it comes to what you’ve been taking in order to best assist you.
- Mental health issues brought on by MDMA use will be treated as well. This includes withdrawal symptoms such as depression and anxiety. These symptoms should start to subside within a few weeks. Any pre-existing mental conditions will also be addressed during treatment.
Ecstasy addiction is very much a case-by-case situation. Though the exact specifications of each addict will be different, they all consist of three basic steps.
- Detox: This portion of treatment begins immediately and typically lasts about three days, but that depends on severity of the initial addiction. The more drugs taken, the more difficult and longer the detox process can take.
- Therapy: Therapy is the most difficult part in treating MDMA addiction. Therapy helps you deal with the symptoms of withdrawal, which can be especially problematic until the first week has passed while the brain focuses on returning to normal. The symptoms of withdrawal will eventually subside and allow you to be able to concentrate on recovery.
Therapy typically takes place in both group and individual sessions to help you understand why you were drawn to your addiction in the first place. Through therapy, you will find out how to deal with the things that trigger you and how to avoid them. Group meetings will also help you build a support network.
- Aftercare: Once you leave rehab, the journey isn’t over. It’s now up to you to put everything you have learned to use in your new, sober life. Support groups and therapists are ready and willing to help.
How long does MDMA rehab take?
Rehab depends on the severity of the addiction. Most rehab programs are usually 30 to 60 days, but ecstasy addiction treatment can last upward of six months. The treatment timeline is assessed during the initial physical examination. Longer programs can be more expensive, but the longer you go through a program, the more information and therapeutic resources you will be equipped with when it comes to facing sobriety.
Are there special programs for minors?
Ecstasy consumption is a big issue as it appears to be a drug of choice amongst teens. Rehab facilities are working hard to address teen usage and have youth-adapted programs designed for their unique needs.
- Rehab facilities often allow students to continue with schoolwork while being treated.
- Personal therapy for teens. The mission of this therapy is to help build healthy coping mechanisms for peer pressure and motivate them toward sobriety.
- Teen Addiction Anonymous is a collective of teen support groups based in faith and using the 12-Step Program.
- The SMART recovery Program for teenagers is a non-religious, 4-step program.
Follow-up programs help people stay clean
When you leave rehab for the final time, you are facing a difficult moment. This is when you return to your regular routine, which will require hard work and motivation in order to remain sober. It’s here when aftercare takes effect, helping you create coping mechanisms and identifying and avoiding triggers.
Give Yourself the Best Chance
Getting in touch with friends, family and attending social events will help you build a good, supportive network of people. Be aware that these friends should help avoid triggering situations and avoid starting habits which can lead to relapse. Getting into a good, new hobby is a great way to fill your time and discover something you may not have considered before.
Do I Need Help?
If you’re not sure you need help, consider the following: Do some of the patterns and symptoms we have discussed sound familiar to you?
- While going to raves is not a way to indicate addiction, there are plenty of MDMA related opportunities.
- Grinding teeth can be a symptom of addiction.
- MDMA often results in overheating, causing in turn profuse sweating.
- Confusion and disorientation.
- Excessive friendliness and desire for physical touch.
- Disrupted sleep schedule
If you still aren’t sure, there’s a good chance you should at least have a medical professional check on you. Thousands of recovering addicts have returned to a life of sobriety, and you could be among them. All it takes is that first step and your journey toward a happier, cleaner life will begin.
Recovery from addiction is not a one-time process. It’s a lifelong journey for the addict and their loved ones. By knowing and understanding some of the obstacles that are most commonly faced throughout the journey, the support system the recovering addict has built can assist them in living a sober, cleaner life.
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