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For all of its supposed wonderful effects, the recreational drug Ecstasy, or Molly, causes a lot of damage in the user’s life. It doesn’t take long before the brain starts telling the user’s body it needs the drug immediately. With the onset of an addiction to Ecstasy comes the inevitable MDMA withdrawal symptoms that could appear anytime the drug is being withheld. Regardless of which name the drug is referred to as, the withdrawal symptoms can be very harsh.
MDMA, or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is classified by scientists as a manufactured psychoactive street drug used primarily for recreational purposes. The drug’s great attraction for users is its ability to create a sense of euphoria, great empathy, and elation. Because of these attributes, users consider Ecstasy to be “the ultimate party drug.”
While some users might smoke or snort the drug, most users will take it by mouth in pill form. It takes about 45 minutes for the drug to take full-effect with the effects lasting from 3 to 6 hours, depending on the dosage ingested.
The drug has no identifiable medical benefits. It does have many dangerous side-effects though. These potential side-effects include the following:
If taken in high doses, the user could very easily expose themselves to an overdose and all the ramifications related to such an event.
As indicated above, any attempts by frequent users to stop using MDMA after an extended period of time are usually met by those MDMA withdrawal symptoms. Scientists have not yet fully come to understand all the possible symptoms related to MDMA withdrawal. What they do know is which factors determine the severity of the withdrawal symptoms that might occur. These factors include frequency of use, the length of time the user takes the drug, and the amount the user takes on a regular basis.
Withdrawal from Ecstasy creates two levels of withdrawal symptoms–physical and psychological. For the most part, users get past the actual physical withdrawal symptoms of fatigue, loss of appetite, sleeping issues, and cravings, in rather quick fashion. It’s the psychological symptoms users have the most difficulty getting past.
On an escalating scale, the psychological MDMA withdrawal symptoms can range from moderate to severe. A lot depends on the depth of the person’s addiction. The more moderate symptoms include anxiety, confusion, mood swings, irritability, and insomnia. At the dangerous end of the scale, users might experience hallucinations, muscle rigidity, loss of memory, psychosis, panic attacks and severe depression. If not attended to properly, these more dangerous symptoms could create lasting issues.
Our Beaches Recovery facility in Jacksonville, Florida, ranks as one of the top rehab facilities in the region. We offer a comprehensive selection of treatment options, customized to meet the unique needs and circumstances of each patient.
Any patient with concerns about MDMA withdrawal will appreciate the fact we offer safe detox services. The program’s primary goal is to help patients get through the withdrawal period with a minimum of stress and discomfort. Our professional clinicians work hard to provide a medically-monitored detox environment to meet this goal.
After detox, a counselor collaboratively decides on the right treatment program for each patient from the following options:
If you find yourself addicted to MDMA and want to get help, it’s incumbent on you to admit you have an addiction and then reach out for help. When that time comes, we encourage you to contact one of our amazing staff members here at Beaches Recovery. Call 866-605-0532. With our expertise, we’ll guide you through detox and treatment on your way to a recovery that can last a lifetime.