Ecstasy Addiction Treatment for Men
Ecstasy (MDMA) is a synthetic drug of abuse that has both hallucinogenic and stimulant effects. Ecstasy can provide an energy boost and increased alertness. It also triggers sensations of distorted reality. Ecstasy treatment can help individuals overcome use of and addiction to this substance.
Most ecstasy is made in laboratories abroad and oversees, then smuggled illegally into the United States in tablet form. Ecstasy first gained popularity in the 1990’s, but has since advanced from dance parties and nightclubs to suburbs and college campuses.
The risks of ecstasy use increase when mixed with other drugs and substances including dextromethorphan (DXM), PCP, cocaine, ketamine, amphetamines, and even caffeine. Side effects of ecstasy use include higher heart rate, increased blood pressure, tightness in mouth and jaw, feeling faint, muscle tension, hot flashes, cold flashes, dehydration, and organ complications that come with increased body temperature. Other risks include:
- Poor memory
As there is no controlled drug manufacturing involved in the creation of ecstasy, it is impossible to know how much of the drug is contained in each tablet, leading to higher risk of overdose. Other drugs are frequently mixed into these tablets, raising risk of negative interaction. Because co-occurring disorders and addictions may be involved, effective ecstasy treatment should use a comprehensive approach to recovery.
At Freeman Recovery Center, we provide continuous care and support at our residential facility in Dickson, TN near Nashville. Each treatment plan is tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Individual therapy that addresses the physical, behavioral, mental, and emotional aspects of drug use provide visitors with a chance to work through underlying issues, treat co-occurring disorders or addictions, build trust and understand the cause of their drug use. Group therapy provides opportunities to learn healthy communication strategies, build social skills, and gain a community of support and understanding.
If you or a loved one struggles with ecstasy use, learn more about our ecstasy treatment and other recovery services by giving us a call today.