Enter A Detox Program for Ecstasy Withdrawal
Ecstasy addiction is very serious. Prolonged use of ecstasy can result in serious psychological and physical side effects, such as depression, increased anxiety and worry, confusion, poor memory, and insomnia, as well as cravings for the drug. Prolonged use of ecstasy requires ecstasy detox as part of a plan for recovery.
This is because ecstasy disrupts the natural reward pathways of the brain, releasing endorphins in an uncontrolled manner. It often takes days for the brain to recover from this, and prolonged ecstasy use may “burn out” these endorphin receptors completely, leading to long-term damage.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 6.8% of people have used MDMA at least once, and 0.2% of the population uses it every month.
While studies have not shown conclusively how addictive the substance is, it’s thought to be nearly as addictive as cocaine and several other drugs. At Casa Capri, our substance abuse program has proven to be effective at treating ecstasy addiction.
When does withdrawal start after stopping use?
The initial symptoms of withdrawal begin about 1-3 days from the last dose, and the intensity varies depending on how long ecstasy has been abused.
How painful can ecstasy withdrawal be?
Ecstasy withdrawal is not pleasant, but most experts agree that it is relatively safe, compared to withdrawal from other narcotics such as opiates and benzodiazepines.
Commonly, ecstasy withdrawal will be accompanied by depression, irritability, and anxiety, due to the ways in which it reacts with the chemistry of the brain. Headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, and difficulty concentrating can also be present.
How long do withdrawal symptoms last?
Withdrawal symptoms usually peak after 3 days, and they tend to be present for a total of about 7-10 days. Again, this may vary based on how often the individual in question has been using MDMA or ecstasy, the amount that they took, and differences in their metabolism.
While it is rare, some people who abuse ecstasy can suffer from PAWS – Post-Addiction Withdrawal Syndrome. This is more typical of people who abused ecstasy as well as other drugs. Symptoms of this syndrome, such as sleep problems, anxiety, drug cravings, and irritability can persist for weeks.
How do people safely taper off this drug?
Ecstasy does not have the intense, physiological effects that some other drugs have. This means that it is relatively safe to quit ecstasy “cold turkey”, and this is how ecstasy detox is administered at most medical ecstasy detoxification facilities.
How can a medical ecstasy detox program help?
Controlled ecstasy detoxification allows patients and addicts to recover while minimizing the negative effects of withdrawal. In addition, therapy and group addiction counseling help patients recognize why they were abusing drugs in the first place and helps them make the lifestyle adjustments necessary to prevent relapse.
Get Help For Ecstasy Addiction
Casa Capri offers addiction treatment for a wide variety of substances, including ecstasy. We have been delivering top-notch care for women in Southern California for more than 10 years, and our experienced, all-female staff is there to help with addiction.
Whether you need help with ecstasy, or you think a loved one may be suffering from addiction, contact Casa Capri right away at 585-816-8826 to get help.
The MDMA rehab center at Casa Capri is a one-of-a-kind program that treats and heals not only chemical dependency but also the underlying wounds and co-occurring conditions that young women with addiction face. Our unique customizable addiction treatment program starts with a medically supervised ecstasy detox. If you’ve ever been to ecstasy detox in a hospital setting, you know how clinical and impersonal it can be. At Casa Capri’s drug detox you’ll find a nurturing staff, a supportive yet empowering environment and a soft place to land while you detoxify your body. If you’re addicted to MDMA and struggling to stop on your own, give us a call at 855-816-8826. We can help you stop using and start living again.
Your healing journey begins under a doctor’s care. Since withdrawing from MDMA can be difficult and uncomfortable, we often prescribe medications to take the edge off and keep you relaxed and comfy. What truly sets Casa Capri’s MDMA addiction rehab apart from the many other treatment centers around is the passion and dedication of our all-female staff. We understand the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead for women in recovery because we are women in recovery too. Our team truly has your back and will support and love you each step of the way.
Once you’ve successfully purified your body of addictive substances, you’ll be ready to start your individualized MDMA addiction treatment program. Every woman who comes to Casa Capri Recovery has her own unique story and path to healing. Our goal to discover and heal your deepest wounds, whether it be trauma, anxiety, depression, multiple addiction types or an eating disorder. There is nothing that can’t be healed with the right therapeutic tools and a whole bunch of love. We’ve got more than enough of both at Casa Capri. It’s time to find freedom from addiction and create a life you absolutely love. Don’t wait another day to begin, call us now 855-816-8826.
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