Ecstasy is commonly consumed as a ‘party high’ throughout the United Kingdom. A euphoric high is experienced upon its consumption. Ecstasy is categorised as a psychedelic amphetamine. Over time a tolerance is built up. This means greater quantities of ecstasy are required in order to achieve the required state of euphoria. A psychological addiction will arise.

What is ecstasy addiction?

The active substance within ecstasy causing users to feel ‘high’ is MDMA. Once MDMA contacts the brain a number of neurotransmitters will be released. This cause a feeling of euphoria. Serotonin and Norepinephrine are depleted during ecstasy use. The brain requires several days in order to stockpile enough Serotonin and Norepinephrine for the user to feel ‘normal’ again. Ecstasy users experience ‘come down’ in the days following ecstasy consumption. This is when users feel depressed and lethargic.

Ecstasy health implications

Negative health effects of ecstasy consumption include:

  • Depression
  • Powerful cravings for the drug
  • Sleep pattern disruption
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Overdose causing loss of consciousness and death
  • Memory loss

Our ecstasy detoxification programme

Once you are admitted into our ecstasy rehabilitation centre you will be subject to initial detoxification. During this period you will live within our centre.

During ecstasy detoxification a number of withdrawal symptoms may be experienced typically up to 5 days after the drug was last consumed. You will receive 24-hour a day medical observation. A number of prescription drugs may be offered in order to ease withdrawal symptoms.

What happens after detoxification?

After detoxification has concluded you will be subject to a number of counselling sessions. The psychological aspects of your addiction will be treated. Our ecstasy rehabilitation programme is conducted in residential/ inpatient settings.

Therapy and counselling sessions are conducted on a one-to-one basis with our qualified psychologists or counsellors. You will also receive therapy in group settings. During group sessions you will take part in small groups consisting between 4 to 10 people. Other group participants will be made up of your peers who are also taking part in rehabilitation.

For quick access to ecstasy rehabilitation call Ocean Recovery today

Address: Ocean Recovery Centre, 94 Queens Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9NS

Landline: 0125 353 0553