MDMA or ecstasy users may encounter serious addiction issues similar to those experienced by methamphetamine and cocaine users.
Effects of MDMA/Ecstasy
MDMA users experience a period of euphoria that may last for up to 6 hours after taking MDMA. Not all users experience pleasurable effects, some may experience anxiety, depression and in some rare cases loss of consciousness. Continuous consumptions of MDMA will also lead to sleep deprivation. After effects of MDMA wear off, people usually experience pain in muscles, severe tiredness, depression and/or anxiety.
In addition to its mentally rewarding effects, MDMA’s psychological effects can include confusion, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, and paranoia, both short-term and long-term, after taking the drug. Physical effects can include muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching and grinding, intense nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or cold sweats.
MDMA/Ecstasy Addiction Symptoms
Symptoms such as increases in heart rate and blood pressure have led to reports of MDMA-related fatalities at music festivals and raves with more frequency in recent years. The stimulant effects of the drug can lead to dehydration, hyperthermia, and heart or kidney failure. MDMA use damages neurons associated with brain serotonin both during and after use. Long-term side effects also include memory loss and brain damage.
MDMA/Ecstasy Addiction Treatment
Despite being a difficult drug to treat for addiction, much like methamphetamine, research shows the most effective treatment for MDMA addiction and abuse is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Drug abuse recovery support groups may also be effective in supporting and reaching long-term, drug-free recovery goals. There are currently no pharmacological treatments for dependence on MDMA, but we at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres use the cutting edge of therapeutic treatment options to offer you the psychological and addiction recovery support you need to achieve a clean lifestyle. We offer ecstasy addiction treatment at our 2 residential rehab centres in Ontario and an outpatient addiction rehab clinic in Toronto. While in treatment at our drug rehab centres you will receive personalized addiction treatment program specific to your needs that will address your MDMA addiction and any psychological disorders if need be.
Residential Rehab for MDMA/Ecstasy
At Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres we offer an effective evidence-based personalized residential addiction treatment for Ecstasy and MDMA. While in residential treatment at one of our residential rehab centres in Ontario you will be receiving a personalized treatment program designed by our senior clinical staff specifically to your needs. Learn more about our drug rehab programs.
Outpatient Rehab for MDMA/Ecstasy
Our outpatient addiction treatment centre offers a 4-week intensive addiction treatment program that will be tailored specific to your personal needs.
With our unique and effective MDMA addiction recovery and mental health programs, we can make sure that your road to recovery is safe, effective and tailored to your precise needs. We are dedicated to helping you overcome your struggles. If the Intensive Outpatient Program does not fit into your schedule, or if you need to focus on a specific area of concern, we will tailor a program for you based on your schedule, needs, and budget.
As part of all Trafalgar’s MDMA addiction treatment programs we offer aftercare services to make sure that upon graduation of the client any kind of relapse will be prevented through our aftercare, ContinUCare and Continuation of Care. Some may think that if they have made it through an addiction treatment program then their problems are over. Completing an addiction treatment program is a great accomplishment but it is only the beginning of the recovery journey. Aftercare is especially important during the first few years of recovery.
Aftercare participation is a chance to interact with other clients who also struggle with addiction, practice social skills and identify relapse triggers. Our Aftercare Groups enable you to have an opportunity to check in and receive constructive feedback from fellow addicts on how you are progressing.
ContinUCare enables the client and their Trafalgar care team to monitor progress on the journey to recovery and potentially identify and address areas of concern before they escalate into serious problems. It is like having your care team constantly watching out for you and there to provide help if needed.
Continuation of Care – clients will schedule a 45-minute call with the Program Manager during the first week after discharge. Addiction counselling calls will continue each week for a period of two months. Clients can arrange calls to suit their schedules within regular business hours. These counselling calls will provide an excellent way of tracking progress and discussing any issues that may arise.