Ecstasy is one of the most popular party drugs out there, and it's also commonly abused in the LGBTQ community. This drug is also known as MDMA, and it's abused because it acts as a stimulant, as well as a psychedelic. Individuals using Ecstasy have a distorted perception of reality because the drug can enhance everything that they're experiencing. It's often abused in combination with alcohol or other party drugs like cocaine. Those who abuse Ecstasy do so because the drug can make them feel euphoric, empathetic and more sexual.
Ecstasy or MDMA has a variety of different street names that include:
The drug can often be found in a tablet form, and those who make the drug often put some type of logo or call sign on it. Those who create the drug like to advertise themselves so they can get repeat business from their customers. The drug can also come in a capsule, powder or liquid form.
Unlike many other substances of abuse, MDMA mostly affects a person's mind. The cells in the brain that help regulate serotonin levels are drastically affected by this drug. Serotonin is a natural chemical that helps a person sleep, and it provides sensitivity to pain. This brain chemical also helps regulate mood, aggression and sexual activity.
The highest level of care in any addiction treatment facility is detox, but this process is different for those abusing MDMA. The withdrawals people go through who were abusing this drug are mainly psychological, so they'll go through a specific type of evaluation when they come in. As their body begins to detox, they can go through different mental withdrawal symptoms that can include the following:
Once individuals complete drug detox at the addiction treatment program, their mind will be well enough for them to start rehabilitating. They'll go through individual and group therapy to discover why they've been using and how they can replace old behaviors with new ones. They may find that they're also addicted to a party lifestyle that they can't go back to, but they will also discover that they can have a fun, exciting life in sobriety. Freedom From Addiction wants to help anyone suffering from an MDMA addiction find an addiction treatment center that's right. Call us. We can help.
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