Ecstasy is a popular drug found in the party and club scene that was originally created using MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) as the main ingredient. Nowadays the ingredients that are needed to create synthetic drugs are harder to find, so what actually makes its way into ecstasy can range drastically, and sometimes do not contain even a trace of MDMA. Even though MDMA itself can cause negative effects, what is currently being sold as ecstasy can be made up of a huge array of substances, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine to caffeine, rat poison, dog deworming properties and more. The need for ecstasy addiction treatment continues to rise as more partygoers become addicted to the drug. There are a number of psychological and physical effects linked to ecstasy use, and an effective treatment plan involves a variety of therapies and techniques. The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre offers comprehensive treatment for ecstasy addiction as well as dual diagnosis if it is required.
Ecstasy users may experience problems that are similar to those caused by cocaine and amphetamine, including addiction, along with many similar effects on the brain’s systems. Ecstasy stimulates the brain’s key pleasure centres, which causes intense euphoria. After prolonged use, it starts to alter the way the brain’s reward system works so that addicts have to use it in order to reach the same levels of euphoria, or to even feel ‘normal’. It can also create brain structure abnormalities after prolonged use.
Aside from its psychedelic effects, ecstasy’s psychological effects that occur whilst taking the drug, and even for the following weeks, include:
Aside from the potential dangers of taking ecstasy, users are also often at risk of an overdose. Overdose symptoms include hypertension, panic attacks, feeling faint, loss of consciousness and seizures.
For many people, recovering from ecstasy involves inpatient ecstasy addiction treatment. Treatment is useful in helping a person stay abstinent from the drug, avoid self-medication and improve their mental health if dual diagnosis, such as anxiety or depression, is an issue. Through drug and alcohol treatment, addiction professionals can help users to identify their triggers and learn healthier coping skills. Inpatient treatment can also give users the ideal environment that they need to come off of the drug and stay away from the triggers while in recovery.
Residential treatment is also beneficial because it usually offers detox that is medically supervised, which will help make the patient’s withdrawal as comfortable and safe as possible. Therapy is another important factor because it is effective in identifying the factors that caused the person to use the drug in the first place, along with mental health symptoms that may last after withdrawal.
The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre offers highly personalised and intensive treatment programmes that are customised to cater to each individual’s exact needs, and include MBCT (an updated take on CBT), 12 Step and mindfulness therapy, which are vital techniques to help users overcome ecstasy addiction. Our licensed team of addiction professionals have extensive experience in treating drug and alcohol addiction, and we have an onsite detoxification centre so that our clients have access to medical support 24/7. We also have a 1:1 staff to client ratio to ensure that our clients are cared for.
The Dawn’s private accommodation in exquisite, Lanna-style facilities is the perfect location to encourage our clients to focus entirely on recovery. Our prices are only a quarter of the cost in comparison to Western centres and we provide online aftercare support free of charge. We also offer a variety of complimentary therapies, such as massage and acupuncture, and fun excursions around Chiang Mai.
Ecstasy addiction treatment programme at The Dawn includes:
The Dawn is ready to help you or someone you care about overcome ecstasy addiction and take the important steps towards a successful recovery. Contact us today to receive a no obligation assessment to find out how we can help. You can also call us on one of our toll-free numbers listed on our Contact Us page.