Ecstasy abuse starts with taking many pills.Ecstasy or Molly, scientifically known as MDMA, offers both a stimulant and hallucinogen high. It produces feelings of euphoria, warmth, happiness, vibrant senses and bursts of energy. These upbeat, energetic, sexual and loving feelings attract many people to ecstasy abuse. The drug exists at many raves, nightclubs and dance parties for young people today.

Ecstasy is different from most abused drugs. The drug once played a role in marriage counseling, until its widespread abuse in the 1980s. Since that time, people have sought the drug to gain its feelings of widespread love and joy. Time seems to distort for those using the drug and colors, textures and visions seem much more delightful.

Signs of Ecstasy Abuse

Ecstasy abuse is a dangerous tightrope walk toward psychological and physical addiction. There are many problems associated with this drug, particularly since people abusing it frequently indulge in polysubstance abuse. Mixing ecstasy with other intoxicants makes the symptoms less clear and heightens the drug’s dangers.

Telltale signs of ecstasy abuse include:

  • Euphoria and joy
  • Intense feelings of love
  • Desire to experience touch and sight
  • Teeth clenching
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Increased sexual activity
  • Reduced anxiety and depression

Because of teeth clenching, pacifiers often accompany ecstasy use. Some of these pacifiers are made of candy, and others are typical infant styles.

Common Signs of Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy addiction doesn’t happen immediately. But according to recent studies, 43 percent of people engaged in ecstasy use suffer dependence. Frequent drug cravings, strong focus on ecstasy and anxiety when none is available marks dependence.

Common signs of ecstasy addiction include social circle changes, problems in meeting daily responsibilities, neglect of family and favorite activities, lying, secretive behavior, financial problems, legal problems related to ecstasy abuse, inability to quit without help or even unwillingness to stop using ecstasy. People engaged deeply in ecstasy abuse tend to hide the drug around their homes, as well.

One of the major signs of ecstasy addiction is withdrawal symptoms when you don’t use the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable. For some people, these symptoms are unbearable or even deadly. How you experience ecstasy withdrawal depends on many factors, such as length of your addiction, how much ecstasy you use per dose, the frequency of use, your genetics, environmental issues and other factors.

Withdrawal from ecstasy is mostly psychological. But hallucinations and withdrawal psychosis often cause people going through withdrawal to become erratic, aggressive and even dangerous. These reasons and the discomfort of withdrawal, itself, are why you need the help of a licensed detox facility when ending your ecstasy addiction.

A licensed detox provides the comfort, supervision and care you need during ecstasy withdrawal. Otherwise, you suffer the worst of your ecstasy withdrawal symptoms and may suffer dangerous consequences of quitting the drug.

Ecstasy Recovery at Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, FL

In Jacksonville, your ecstasy recovery begins in the facility’s licensed and accredited detox program at Tides Edge. You gain the comfort, care, support and even soothing medications you need for your worst withdrawal symptoms.

After detox, you start your real recovery in Beaches Recovery rehab programs. Beaches Recovery programs include:

All of Beaches Recovery programs include a variety of therapies you need for strong, long-lasting recovery. These therapies include evidence-based practices like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR. Other therapies include an array of individual counseling, family therapy, and group therapies. Holistic methods and experiential therapy provide deeper engagement in your program and interesting activities you’ll enjoy throughout recovery.

If you or someone you love need ecstasy addiction treatment, Beaches Recovery provides programs designed for lifelong wellness. You deserve the best possible chance for lasting sobriety and the life you want. Call Beaches Recovery now at 866.605.0532 for an end to addiction.