If you are ready to overcome your addiction, securing Ecstasy addiction treatment is imperative.  Failure to obtain the professional support you need could see your life and your relationships with others severely impaired.

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 causes a sense of euphoria to arise.

As Ecstasy is consumed, Serotonin and Norepinephrine are depleted.  Following this, the brain requires several days in order to stockpile enough Serotonin and Norepinephrine for the user to feel ‘normal’ again. As a result, Ecstasy users experience a come down in the days following Ecstasy consumption.

This is when users are most likely to feel depressed, lethargic and encounter various other withdrawal symptoms.

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The Health Implications Associated With Ecstasy Consumption

As an individual becomes addicted to Ecstasy and repeatedly abuses the drug, various health implications will gradually come hand-in-hand.  Sadly, when an addiction is present, these health implications are often overlooked and ignored.

Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

At first, the health implications of consuming Ecstasy are short-lived.  Many of the symptoms will alleviate within a short period of time.  However, when Ecstasy is consumed frequently over an extended period, individuals are at risk of developing long-term health implications that are, in many cases, irreversible.

Below, we have outlined just a handful of the health implications associated with Ecstasy consumptions.

  • Depression
  • Powerful cravings
  • Sleep pattern disruption and insomnia
  • Extreme bouts of panic
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Overdose causing loss of consciousness and death
  • Memory loss
  • Organ failure

Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

When an Ecstasy addiction is identified, it is imperative that Ecstasy addiction treatment is sought.  Sadly, as touched on above, failure to secure treatment increases the chances that long-term health implications including organ failure will be experienced.  In extreme cases, deferring Ecstasy addiction treatment could result in death.

If you are personally struggling with an Ecstasy addiction, and are reading this, chances are that you are considering seeking treatment.  However, you may find yourself somewhat perplexed and overwhelmed by the abundance of information you are provided with when conducting an internet search.

You may also be under the impression that the only Ecstasy addiction treatment available to you is via the NHS.

However, this is not true.  Although the support provided by the NHS is beneficial, private residential rehabs such as our own offer industry-leading treatment options for those struggling with Ecstasy addictions.

At Ocean Recovery, we regularly welcome individuals living with Ecstasy addictions to our residential treatment centre.  Located in Blackpool, our centre acts as a home away from home and a safe place for many to overcome their addictions once and for all.

Typically, individuals struggling with Ecstasy addictions will be provided with a personalised Ecstasy addiction treatment programme.  This programme includes detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare support.

Combined, the three-stage of our Ecstasy addiction treatment programmes guarantee that addictions can be overcome.  In turn, individuals secure a substance-free future and go on to make a long-term recovery.

To help you find out more about our Ecstasy addiction treatment programme, we have delved into what a programme usually consists of below.  We would ask to you keep in mind that all of our programmes are tailored based on an individual’s bespoke addiction and recovery needs.

Considering this, your programme may be slightly different.  If you would like a more accurate representation of what an Ecstasy addiction treatment programme could consist of if you attend our rehab, please contact our admissions team today.

Securing A Place At Our Rehab Centre

Prior to commencing treatment at our rehab centre, you will be required to contact us to discuss your addiction.  Although this may seem daunting, doing so will help our admissions team ascertain the severity of your addiction, distinguish the side effects you experience and recommend which treatment may be in your best interest.

Upon talking to you, our admissions team will provide you with a wealth of support and guidance and help you to determine whether attending our rehab is in your best interest.

If our team believe that you require assistance, they will provide you with a suitable admissions date.  Typically, we ensure that individuals that require treatment are able to attend our centre within days of contacting us.

Our Ecstasy Detoxification Programme

As and when you have entered our rehab and settled in, you will be subject to an initial detoxification programme.  Usually medically induced, the detoxification programme will see you withdraw from Ecstasy in a safe and secure location.

During Ecstasy detoxification, it is common for a number of withdrawal symptoms to arise.  These withdrawal symptoms will typically be experienced for up to 5 days after the drug was last consumed.

Although detoxification can cause you to feel slightly uncomfortable, you will receive around the clock care and medical treatment from our staff.  If you find the withdrawal symptoms unbearable, we may be able to offer you prescription drugs in order to help you feel more comfortable.

What Happens After Ecstasy Detoxification?

After detoxification has concluded you will progress onto the rehabilitation stage of our Ecstasy addiction treatment.  Although the treatment provided during rehabilitation will vary based on your personal needs, rehabilitation usually consists of psychological and well-being therapy.

During therapy, you will be encouraged to uncover the factors that have caused your Ecstasy addiction to arise.  In doing so, you will work with a recovery specialist to come up with various coping strategies that will ultimately prevent you from relapsing in the future.

All of our therapy and counselling sessions are conducted on a one-to-one and group basis with our qualified psychologists or counsellors. During group therapy sessions you will be placed into a small group of four to ten people.

While you may not like the thought of group therapy, participating will allow you to listen to other people’s struggles with Ecstasy and discover the steps they are taking to overcome their addiction.

Contact Us For Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

To discuss your addiction recovery needs with us or to find out more about our Ecstasy addiction treatment, please pick up the phone and call our admissions team on 01253 847 553.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 22, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Robert Lutaaya - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: December 22, 2023

MBChB, MSc Psych

Dr Robert Lutaaya qualified in 1995 from Worclaw Medical University as MBChB, and obtained a MSc Psych from the University of Manchester in 2014. Dr Lutaaya has previously worked for the CGL Substance Misuse Service and as an on-call doctor substance misuse Doctor for 17 years before joining Ocean Recovery. Dr Robert Lutaaya is committed to helping those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.