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Ecstasy & MDMA Addiction Rehab Treatment

Written By Brian Davis
Reviewed By Tiffany Green
Medically Reviewed By Dr David Barker
Updated January 12, 2023

Ecstasy, also known by its chemical name MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), is a synthetic drug that has gained notoriety for its use in nightclubs and music festivals. Especially popular among teenagers and young adults, ecstasy induces feelings of euphoria, emotional warmth, and heightened sensory perception.

Ecstasy is often taken as a means to enhance connection with others and to escape from underlying emotional or mental health issues. Its powerful effects are well suited for these purposes, and a once-off experiment at a nightclub might soon turn to occasional use, then regular use, and finally, an inability to stop taking the drug and constantly being preoccupied with the next dose.

At Gladstones Clinic, we recognise the unique challenges presented by ecstasy and MDMA addiction. Our approach to treatment acknowledges the dual nature of ecstasy abuse: the physical health risks of prolonged abuse and the complexities of psychological dependence. We take the time and effort to understand each patient’s unique abuse profile and underlying reasons for addiction and address these using effective and evidence-based therapies.

Contact Gladstones Clinic for more information about how we can help you or a loved one end the cycle of ecstasy and MDMA abuse.

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Why do people abuse ecstasy & MDMA?

Ecstasy and MDMA abuse are often rooted in the drug’s ability to enhance sensory experiences and emotional connectivity. While many first experiment with ecstasy in a club or festival setting, a percentage of those who experience the drug’s emotional warmth, euphoria, and increased energy will inevitably seek it out again in their regular, everyday lives. It offers the opportunity to temporarily forget about life’s challenges and stresses while at the same time delivering a feeling of euphoria not often experienced in everyday life. Additionally, individuals struggling with social anxiety, depression, or a desire for escapism may turn to ecstasy to feel more connected and alive.

Ecstasy and MDMA’s reputations as party drugs help to downplay the perception of their dangers, compounding their abuse. Feeling that any drug is harmless, or even just ‘not that harmful’, can quickly lead to increased use, leading to physical and/or psychological dependence and ultimately addiction.

When to seek help for ecstasy & MDMA abuse

All drugs are harmful from the very first time they’re taken, including ecstasy and MDMA. When either of these drugs makes it home from the club with you and becomes part of your regular life, either consumed regularly or as a mental preoccupation, seeking professional help sooner rather than later could severely mitigate the long-term effects. Please consider seeking professional help for ecstasy or MDMA abuse if any of the following statements apply to you:

What happens in ecstasy & MDMA addiction therapy?

Gladstones Clinic is well-known as a rehab service provider that uses holistic, integrative, time-tested, and evidence-based treatments and therapies that help patients understand all aspects of their addiction and achieve lasting, long-term sobriety. Gladstones patients seeking treatment for ecstasy and MDMA addiction can expect to go through the following phases at Gladstones.

1. Addiction Assessment & Consultation

At Gladstones Clinic, we offer tailored therapy for ecstasy and MDMA addiction, starting with a detailed assessment of your addiction, health, and mental well-being. This step is crucial for identifying any concurrent mental health issues and understanding your drug use patterns. It also guides us in creating a personalised detox plan, focusing on safety and comfort. Additionally, this consultation provides an opportunity for you to discuss any questions or concerns with our therapeutic team.

2. Detoxification (Detox)

Like with other substances, the first therapeutic step in treating ecstasy addiction is removing all traces of the drug from your system. While the detox period for ecstasy is slightly shorter than for many other drugs, typically spanning 4 to 7 days, the symptoms can be uncomfortable and difficult to deal with. During this time, our medical team will constantly monitor your physical and emotional health, providing support and medical intervention (when needed) to deal with depression, anxiety, or sleep disturbances.

3. Primary Care

Primary care for ecstasy and MDMA addiction at Gladstones Clinic is tailored to each individual, focusing on understanding addiction’s root causes and developing strategies to manage triggers and cravings. Our approach integrates various therapies, including CBT, DBT, group therapy, and holistic treatments for comprehensive healing. This integrative approach, applied by trained and experienced addiction specialists, has proven itself to be successful many times over, allowing our patients to reintegrate themselves into a community with a sense of empowerment and confidence.

4. Secondary Care, Tertiary Care, and Aftercare

Gladstones Clinic is committed to the long-term recovery and health of all our patients to the highest extent. We offer secondary, tertiary, and aftercare programmes that are second to none. These programmes are aimed at providing long-term support in the form of direct therapy, access to sober living environments, skill-building opportunities, and many more. If you’re looking for a long-term recovery partner, choose Gladstones.

Get professional help in dealing with ecstasy & MDMA addiction

Ecstasy & MDMA addiction can very quickly spiral out of control and lead to devastating long-term effects.

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