Orange County Ecstasy Addiction Treatment
Relieving Addiction and Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
In recent decades, ecstasy (MDMA) has become a popular drug, generally
used to enhance clubbing and dancing experiences. The synthetic drug evolved
out of methamphetamine compounds and can be come heavily addictive. Like
methamphetamine and other stimulants, ecstasy triggers the flooding of
neurotransmitters responsible for pleasurable sensations in the mind and
body. The flooding of these neurotransmitters leaves the user neurologically
devastated, which drives the user back to the drug.
Immediate effects bring on euphoria and heightened sense of touch, but
in prolonged usage can cause memory loss, heart and kidney failure, cerebral
hemorrhaging, and even brain damage or failure. This drug is incredibly
dangerous and addiction to it warrants immediate professional help to
avoid serious and permanent damage in the user.
Detecting Ecstasy Abuse in a Loved One
Initially, you may notice similar effects in an ecstasy abuser as you would
in a cocaine or methamphetamine user: signs such as dilated pupils, trouble
sleeping, and maniacal behavior. There are some signs, however, that are
more indicative of ecstasy use, and these can include:
- Vertigo or blurry vision that causes stumbling or bumping into objects
- Desensitization to pain
- Confusion or paranoia
- Complaints of muscle pain or discomfort
Ecstasy Abuse Treatment at Luminance Recovery
Prolonged users of ecstasy will become dependent on the drug’s ability
to magnify neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine and serotonin.
Without the drug, users will suffer temporary lack of these vital neurotransmitters,
causing severe sadness and depression. Our team of physicals and counselors
will work together to counteract these effects during the detoxification process.
Without surveillance, those detoxifying from ecstasy may be a danger to
themselves or others, but our program helps protect patients from these
overwhelming pitfalls of emotion and instead allows them to engage in
productive, healing activities. Call our offices at (714) 408-9609 today
to begin treatment for yourself or a loved one addicted to ecstasy.