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Consequences of Being Addicted to Ecstasy

Most young adults have trouble believing there are any dangers associated with being addicted to Ecstasy (MDMA).  Their primary concern is having a good time.  Also, many of them feel that they can stop using Ecstasy whenever they want.  Unfortunately, this mindset is what contributed to hundreds of Ecstasy-related deaths over the years.

With that in mind, we are providing some little-known information about this popular party drug.  In this way, perhaps a few lives will be saved.

Why is Ecstasy so Popular?

Most people use Ecstasy because of the enhanced experience it creates during an evening at the local Rave or EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene.  Users explain that they enjoy euphoric effects with enhanced visual effects such as vivid colors and vibrant sound.  They also experience feelings of intense closeness and empathy with others.

Furthermore, while under the influence of Ecstasy, a person can dance for hours without stopping.  This is one of the major dangers of Ecstasy use.  For instance, after hours of dancing the person becomes dehydrated from perspiring heavily.  This can lead to a condition known as Hyponatremia in which the body is depleted of essential nutrients and electrolytes.  In fact, this condition is so common that some Rave and EDM bars have “chill rooms” for the purpose of allowing a person to cool down and rehydrate.

Signs of Being Addicted to Ecstasy

Contrary to popular belief, there are consequences to abusing Ecstasy.  As with any other recreational drug, a person can develop a dependency or addiction after prolonged abuse.

If you are unsure about the addictive qualities of Ecstasy, there are some signs to watch for to help you determine whether you have a problem with this drug.  For example, do you:

  • continually increase dosage to get the desired effects?
  • use other drugs to compensate for the weakened effects of Ecstasy?
  • feel the need to use Ecstasy outside of the bar or Rave?

Also, you can think about your reactions after a dose of Ecstasy has worn off.  Did you feel confused, irritable, exhausted, unable to concentrate?  Did you feel tempted to take Ecstasy just to help you feel pleasure once again?  These could be signs that you have an Ecstasy addiction.  In fact, these withdrawal symptoms are so common that they are referred to as “Suicide Tuesday” or “Tuesday Blues.”

Some other emotional signs to be aware of include psychotic episodes, paranoia, depression, and drug cravings.

Additionally, there are physical symptoms of Ecstasy withdrawal such as:

  • body aches and pains
  • lethargy, fatigue
  • sleep problems
  • poor appetite
  • lightheadedness, dizziness
  • sore jaw

All in all, the side effects of Ecstasy are similar to many other addictive drugs.  For this reason, you should recognize these as warning signs and seek help for Ecstasy abuse before it’s too late.

Where to Find Help for Ecstasy Abuse

You don’t need to struggle with Ecstasy abuse or addiction alone.  There are hundreds of rehabilitation facilities across the country that are skilled in treating young adults who have problems avoiding Ecstasy use.

Treatment should begin with detox in a professional facility that offers monitoring by addiction specialists and medical personnel to ensure a safe withdrawal process.  After completing detox, you should enter a rehabilitation program where you will learn coping skills and gain the confidence to enjoy life without the need for mind-altering drugs.

If you are sincere about wanting to quit Ecstasy, call our toll-free number today.  One of our representatives will answer any questions about being addicted to Ecstasy.  Furthermore, they can and help you select a treatment program in your area that is best suited for your needs.

 

 

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