ECSTASY REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Ecstasy was developed in 1912. Originally known as “MDMA,” it was considered legal until 1985. After that, drug dealers had a harder time acquiring actual ecstasy and today’s form can contain a variety of substances including LSD, heroin, cocaine, amphetamine, or even rat poison.

Because ecstasy is a “party drug,” it’s popular among teens and young adults. The drug has a high potential for abuse and many users end up in need of ecstasy treatment. According to drugfreeworld.org, 92 percent of those who begin using ecstasy later turn to other drugs including marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, and heroin.

Ecstasy Abuse

SYMPTOMS

Ecstasy alters the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, which in turn produces a “high” sensation. When one uses the drug, they can expect ecstasy symptoms that include:

  • A feeling of euphoria
  • Increased energy
  • Mild hallucinations
  • Heightened feelings of empathy
  • Increased levels of sexual arousal
  • Alertness

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Dangers & Effects

Known on the street as E, X, XTC, roll, Scooby snacks, or beans, ecstasy causes people to see or feel things that aren’t really there. This can lead to a variety of both short-term and long-term issues that require MDMA rehab:

Short-term effects include:

  • A distorted perception of time
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blurred vision
  • Shaking and tremors
  • Fever
  • A feeling of faintness

Long-term effects include:

  • Insomnia
  • Memory impairment
  • Mental health issues like anxiety or depression
  • Increased risk of kidney failure
  • Degenerated nerve endings
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Paranoia

Withdrawal

Like many other drugs, those who regularly take ecstasy need to increase their dose each time in order to experience the same effects. This can easily lead to a dependence on the drug and they may exhibit ecstasy signs of abuse. Once a person stops using ecstasy, withdrawal symptoms can set in. These symptoms include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Paranoid delusions
  • Out-of-body perceptions
  • Restlessness
  • Hostility
  • Attention and memory issues

Treatment Option

If you or a loved one is abusing ecstasy, our ecstasy rehab centers are the best place to start in order to get back to a healthy life. The programs at Victory Bay are tailored to each individual and offer comprehensive medication, support, and care in a friendly, comfortable environment. With a state-of-the-art facility and the best doctors and staff members around, we can help you get rid of your addiction once and for all and live the way you should be living.

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