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Ecstasy Rehab

Ecstasy is a synthetic psychoactive drug that is in the amphetamine class of drugs. Individuals who use ecstasy will experience both hallucinogenic and stimulating effects. Users often report feelings of inner peace and self-acceptance, euphoria, feelings of intimacy towards others, mild psychedelia, arousal, increased energy and alertness. Known on the street as E and X, ecstasy is most often consumed in capsule or pill form.

Ecstasy is less addictive than most other illicit drugs physically but dependency and psychological addiction are still possible.  A study done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that more than 50 percent of adolescent and young adult users were clinically dependent on the drug. More then 30 percent of the remainder of the individuals abused ecstasy and are at risk for developing an addiction to it.  Three out of the five individuals surveyed experienced withdrawals once they stopped using the drug, including difficulty concentration, appetite loss, tiredness and depression. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is one of the telltale signs of a physical and psychological addiction.

Ecstasy Use Statistics and Abuse Symptoms

Ecstasy is classified by in the National Drug Use and Health Survey as a hallucinogen because of its psychostimulant effects on the user. The percentage of ecstasy users increased in 2009 from 0.3 percent to 0.5 percent, illustrating there is an increased demand for awareness of ecstasy use and treatment options. Knowing the symptoms of ecstasy abuse is important for knowing when to investigate treatment options for a loved one. Symptoms can include an increased heart rate and body temperature, nausea, teeth grinding, sweating, blurred vision and a loss of appetite.

One of reasons ecstasy can be so dangerous is because of the potential for mixing or “lacing.” Oftentimes, users will purchase ecstasy from a dealer, unaware that the substance has been combined with another drug. This combination can make ecstasy more addictive, more dangerous and even potentially lethal.

Finding Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

There are several long-term drug rehab programs that deal with ecstasy addiction located all over the US. Call 855-396-3023 to speak with a trained counselor about the rehab options available for you.

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