MDMA Rehab...Without Rehab

Ecstasy or MDMA is the typical drug taken at most clubs around the country (everyone loves a good disco biscuit or a couple of happy caps).

Loads and loads of people have done ecstasy once upon a time and is commonly not seen as an addictive drug. Many people, if not most don’t become addicted to MDMA… 

However, some do because like with all substances, it’s not really about the substance, it’s about your relationship to the substance and the underlying conscious or unconscious reasons why you are using the drug.

Due to its recreational appeal, ecstasy encourages poly drug use and we often see people with “binge” addictive patterns that present for help. 

This is actually one of the most dangerous ways to use drugs and if you find yourself falling into this category we would recommend that you get in touch with us for a free consultation.

To make change is not as hard as you think.

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Signs & symptoms of MDMA addictive patterns

There is no safe level of drug use.  Use of any drug always carries some risk. It’s important to be careful when taking any type of drug.

MDMA affects everyone differently, based on:

  • size, weight and health
  • whether the person is used to taking it
  • whether other drugs are taken around the same time
  • the amount taken
  • the strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch)

The effects of MDMA are usually felt about 20 minutes to an hour after it’s taken and last for around 3-4 hours. The height of this experience is sometimes known as ‘peaking’. You may experience:

  • euphoria
  • feeling energetic and confident
  • dilated (enlarged) pupils
  • jaw clenching and teeth grinding
  • heightened senses (sight, hearing and touch)
  • excessive sweating and skin tingles
  • muscle aches and pains
  • reduced appetite
  • fast heartbeat
  • increased blood pressure
  • dehydration
  • heat stroke
  • drinking extreme amounts of water (can cause death)

If you take a large amount or have a strong batch of MDMA, you may also experience:

  • floating sensations
  • perceptual changes, such as visual and auditory hallucinations
  • out-of-character irrational behaviour
  • anxiety
  • irritability, paranoia and aggression
  • vomiting
  • high body temperature
  • racing heart beat
  • convulsions

Coming down

In the days after MDMA use, you may experience:

  • restless sleep and exhaustion
  • anxiety, irritability and depression
  • paranoia (feeling extremely suspicious and frightened)
  • difficulty concentrating

The use of depressant drugs such as alcohol, benzodiazepines or cannabis to help with these ‘come down’ effects, may result in dependence on both types of drugs.

Long term effects

Regular use of MDMA may cause:

  • colds or flu
  • depression
  • needing to use more to get the same effect
  • dependence on MDMA
  • memory and concentration problems
  • liver problems
  • financial, work and social problems

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, we would recommend that you get in touch with us as this would indicate that some addictive patterns are starting to and/or have formed with MDMA use.

We would love to help and remember this isn’t a life sentence; you can continue leading a normal life…we just need to change some stuff.

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