Many people try MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy for its psychedelic effects. But they do not expect to engage in long term MDMA abuse.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately, MDMA changes your brain chemistry and structure, making you want the drug for daily living and to feel pleasure of any kind. Each use makes this need grow more and more, also causing long term health and behavioral problems.\r\n\r\nMDMA makes you feel energized, carefree, empathetic, social, attractive and happy. But these high feelings come from a hazardous source. Many doses include ketamine, methamphetamine, cocaine or caffeine, adding to their danger and potency.\r\nHow Long Term MDMA Abuse Begins\r\nLong term MDMA abuse usually starts with club or party drug use. People take MDMA to feel euphoric and energized, so they can dance or party all night long. The drug takes effect about 30 minutes or so after using it. But the high lasts as long as six hours.\r\n\r\nThe MDMA drug alters how your brain works. It changes your brain chemistry, specifically levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Once believed somewhat harmless, MDMA use and new research show the real dangers of the substance. People use it just a few times before not being able to feel pleasure without it.\r\n\r\nOther short-term effects of MDMA abuse include nausea, teeth clenching, blurry vision, chills and muscle cramps. They also include excessive sweating, high body temperature, and dehydration. High body temperature from MDMA use often leads to liver, heart and kidney failure. Some people even die using this dangerous drug.\r\n\r\nPerhaps the most common MDMA short-term effect is depression. Depression starts in the days after using the drug, for 80 percent of its users.\r\nLong Term MDMA Abuse Effects\r\nShort term MDMA effects prove challenging to get through and even deadly for some people. But long term abuse leads to the severe impact few people know of or expect. If you abuse MDMA for the long term, you may suffer depression, sleep problems, intense anxiety, low appetite and low sex drive. You also risk serious cognitive effects.\r\n\r\nThe cognitive effects make your thought processes more difficult. This causes problems at work, in school, and during daily life. Although issues like these occur with multiple drugs, the effects of long term MDMA use prove worse.\r\nHelp for Your MDMA Abuse\r\nIf you find yourself unable to stop abusing MDMA or any other substances, you need help from an accredited detox and rehab center. This help must include:\r\n\r\n \tDetox programs\r\n \tResidential drug rehab or outpatient drug rehab\r\n \tBehavioral therapy, like CBT, EMDR, and DBT\r\n \tHolistic treatment such as meditation and mindfulness\r\n \tFitness therapy and good nutrition\r\n \tFamily counseling services\r\n\r\nIf you or someone you love suffers from addiction or long term MDMA abuse, call Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida now at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>. Whether MDMA is your drug of choice or you abuse other substances, Beaches Recovery provides the continuum of care you need. We've got some answers for you.