Overcoming Ecstasy


Why is ecstasy addiction difficult to overcome?

Ecstasy is a highly addictive drug - about 43% of users meet the criteria for drug dependence, according the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Ecstasy users who attempt to stop taking the drug often experience intense withdrawal symptoms that make quitting extremely difficult. Those withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoid delusions
  • Sleeplessness
  • Difficulty concentrating

In addition, withdrawal from ecstasy may be affected by the fact that street-level ecstasy is often diluted with other stimulants the user is not aware of - stimulants that have their own detox side effects.

What are the withdrawal symptoms associated with Ecstasy detox?

Ecstasy withdrawal is primarily psychological in nature - severe physical symptoms are uncommon. But that doesn't mean Ecstasy withdrawal is easy. The psychological symptoms of club drug detox can be intense, and include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating

In addition, Ecstasy detox may be affected by the fact that street-level Ecstasy is often diluted with other stimulants the user is not aware of - stimulants that have their own detox side effects.


Is quitting Ecstasy something I can do on my own?

Going "cold turkey" without any professional help is not recommended - for a variety of reasons. For one, you or your loved one will simply being more comfortable at one of our high-quality Ecstasy detox centres - places where your depression and/or anxiety symptoms will be medically treated. Club drug detox centres are also well-experienced in helping clients overcome their feelings of insomnia so they can enjoy a good night's rest.

A second reason that entering Ecstasy detox is so important:  kicking a club drug habit requires more than just no longer using. For every addict, there are emotional and psychological issues that lead us to our drug of choice, be it Ecstasy or alcoholism (or both). There's something in our lives we've been trying to escape, or bury, and so dancing the night away with a drug that makes us feel beautiful and worry-free became the solution.

If you take the substance abuse out of the equation, there's still the empty feelings inside that got us here. At drug rehab, which will immediately follow your Ecstasy detox, you'll learn to overcome those feelings inside that have been holding you back for so long. Through non-judgmental, compassionate group and individual counselling, you'll leave rehab a more secure, healthier, happier person.

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