Ecstasy Abuse Signs and Symptoms

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What is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy is a popular synthetic drug that works by changing your mood and consciousness of surrounding objects and conditions. The drug has a chemical composition similar to that of both stimulants and hallucinogens. What are Ecstasy symptoms? It produces a sense of heightened energy and pleasure, along with distorted sensations and a false perception of time.

The effects of Ecstasy make it very addictive and prone to abuse. Ecstasy is often prevalent in the nightclub scene. However, the drug is beginning to have a broader range and may be abused by a wide range of people. Initially, ecstasy was prescribed by physicians to treat some psychological issues.

Largely today, there is no medicinal use of this drug. People using ecstasy often experience what is termed a “crash.” This experience involves feelings of depression and emotional disability caused by the depletion of neurotransmitters.

Understanding Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy users most often experience a few hours of euphoria and extreme joy. Users may come to crave these feelings. After consistent use of this drug, the body adapts to ecstasy’s presence and craves more of the substance to achieve a “high”. Some people reach a point where they become addicted to the drug.

If you or your loved one is addicted to Ecstasy, Resurgence is here to help.

Signs of Ecstasy Use

What are some common Ecstasy symptoms? People using Ecstasy commonly have dilated pupils and may appear very relaxed, often demonstrated in their sitting or standing posture. Ecstasy users may appear very happy and joyous.  If you or anyone you know is exhibiting these effects, you may need help.

At Resurgence, we offer customized drug abuse treatments designed to help you overcome your addiction.

Abuse of Ecstasy

Ecstasy is known by some nicknames, among the most popular are “E” and “X.” Because it is a Schedule-I controlled substance, many people try to disguise the name when searching for Ecstasy. X pill side effects include blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramping, appetite loss, hyperactivity, and teeth grinding.

After the drug wears off and the “crash” begins, users may experience severe depression, hopelessness, and apathy. There are other effects of Ecstasy on the health of its users; high doses of Ecstasy can alter the ability of the body to regulate temperature.

This can lead to an unexpected spike in body temperature that can sometimes result in liver, kidney, or heart failure and possibly death. The use of Ecstasy, particularly when combined with Viagra, encourages unsafe sexual practices and might increase the risk of contracting or transmitting diseases such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis.

Mental Illness and Ecstasy Addiction

The use of drugs such as Ecstasy alters the chemistry of the brain. Preliminary research into the relationship between Ecstasy and pre-existing psychiatric conditions indicates that people on Ecstasy have a higher rate of mental illness.

The use of Ecstasy and other illicit drugs can also produce negative mental effects. Anxiety and panic attacks can occur at the peak of the drug’s effects; these negative feelings may be triggered by discomfort and disturbing environments. You might become unresponsive or inactive in severe cases. If you or a loved one experiences a negative high, remain calm.

Try to assure yourself or your loved one that you or they are safe and OK. After the episode is over, contact Resurgence so that we can work together to help you and your loved ones.

Treatment for Ecstasy Abuse

Inpatient treatment programs or similar programs like IOP are beneficial at the initial phase of recovery. It isolates your loved one from negative influences and helps keep the focus on the recovery journey. Individuals at the initial phase of recovery need close monitoring by an addiction medicine physician or an addiction psychiatrist.

The good news is that multiple treatment options exist at Resurgence to help you begin your journey to recovery. We have well-trained professionals who are committed to making you a better person.

The main focus of any recovery program is substance use disorder treatment. Programs are specifically tailored to meet your or your loved ones’ needs. Therapy is recommended for better outcomes and fewer relapses. Abuse of Ecstasy may aggravate certain mental health disorders. Hence, before any treatment begins, a full psychiatric assessment will be carried out to identify underlying psychological issues or physical conditions.

Co-occurring conditions will be treated alongside you or your loved one’s substance abuse disorder. Participation in a 12-step group or other social support groups can be instrumental in recovery. Support groups are compatible with all forms of substance abuse disorder, and they also enhance the effects of therapy on an individual.

Personalized Recovery Plans at Resurgence

At Resurgence, we pride ourselves on our flexible recovery plans at affordable prices without sacrificing quality. We accept most PPO insurance as well as private forms of payment. We also offer payment plans to work with your budget.

After you complete a simple form, we will contact your insurance service provider and work with you to set up a payment plan that best suits your needs. We are committed to offering you comprehensive care on your journey to recovery.

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