Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms

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Understanding Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms

A now popular party drug, ecstasy is commonly abused because of the high it delivers to users.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, ecstasy, or MDMA, “is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception.”

But just as “pleasurable” as this initial high maybe is just as psychologically difficult as the ecstasy withdrawal symptoms can be.

The drug, and the following withdrawal, have proven to be mentally taxing on those suffering.

Read on to learn more about ecstasy withdrawal and how we can help with the process at Resurgence.

Effects of Ecstasy Withdrawal

Understanding ecstasy withdrawal symptoms start with first further understanding of how ecstasy affects the brain.

The high from ecstasy involves an increase in serotonin and dopamine, commonly known as “feel-good” hormones.

The more frequently you take ecstasy, the more your body becomes reliant on these elevated levels of the neurotransmitters.

So when you attempt to withdrawal, that’s why the ecstasy withdrawal symptoms occur – because you no longer have that stimulation.

And it’s this psychological symptom that makes ecstasy withdrawal somewhat difficult.

However, we have aided patients in ecstasy withdrawal, so we will ensure you undergo a safe and effective process.

Specific Symptoms of Ecstasy Withdrawal

While normally not life-threatening, you will likely feel the intense ecstasy withdrawal symptoms within one to three days, for up to ten days. They tend to affect your mental state more than your physical.

Since ecstasy alters your brain chemistry, some withdrawal symptoms may linger at a more manageable rate well after the ten days. Although every patient is different, some of the most common symptoms of ecstasy withdrawal we have observed and have noted include:



-Loss of appetite





-Concentration issues

Please note that your withdrawal symptoms may be more severe if you are also battling other addictions or mental illness. And with any withdrawal, it can be unpredictable, which is why you recommend you allow our team to monitor the process.

Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms and Mental Illness

As you can see from the list of ecstasy withdrawal symptoms, many are linked to mental illness. According to, “Ecstasy is emotionally damaging and users often suffer depression, confusion, severe anxiety, paranoia, psychotic behavior, and other psychological problems.”

Since Ecstasy, also called Molly, affects our neurotransmitters, it is no surprise that the drug and the withdrawal are linked to mental illness. Since ecstasy affects our brain’s pleasure center, particularly increasing our level of dopamine, the come-down and eventual withdrawal have the opposite effect.

And this decrease in dopamine is what is responsible for mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Knowing that the ecstasy withdrawal can be even more damaging on mental health, especially if your abuse spurred Serotonin Syndrome. That is why we will closely monitor your mental health both during withdrawal and rehabilitation.

Ecstasy Withdrawal at Resurgence Behavioral Health

At Resurgence Behavioral Health in California, we understand the difficulty in dealing with ecstasy withdrawal symptoms. Luckily, our team of experts has experience in monitoring and assisting in withdrawals of all kinds.

And post-withdrawal, we also offer drug rehab to treat your substance abuse. We are here to ensure you will beat any addictions you come in with. That is why we offer a whole range of treatment: detox programs, rehabilitation programs, and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) post-recovery.

We also have a variety of counseling options to treat any mental illness alongside your ecstasy withdrawal, including our dual diagnosis program.

Detox Programs

We offer two types of detox programs, social and medical. Both are supervised by medical professionals and put safety and comfort at the forefront. One allows you to go at your own pace, while the other involves medication and a more monitored schedule.

Don’t worry, together we will decide the most effective ecstasy withdrawal for you. And whichever detox you choose, we will evaluate the level of your ecstasy use, stabilize you, and prepare you for further rehabilitation.

This will not only ensure a safe ecstasy withdrawal. Hopefully, it will also lessen some of the discomforts of ecstasy withdrawal symptoms and prepare you for further treatment. Read on to learn more about our post-detox treatment options.

Inpatient and Outpatient Programs

We understand that everyone’s ecstasy withdrawal and usage are different. Our outpatient drug treatment is an alternative option for those who cannot attend our residential program.

It is ideal for people who are employed and cannot leave their jobs or those who cannot leave their families. It is also a more affordable option. Each inpatient facility provides close supervision by highly trained staff, 24-hour medical care, individual and group therapy sessions, healthy meal options, and a relaxing environment.

Our Approach to Rehabilitation

We take a customized, patient-centric approach to rehabilitation. We understand addiction needs special attention. If you come to us trying to understand your addiction, we will begin by completing an assessment to devise a plan for your full recovery.

Our treatment programs address all the underlying conditions for addiction to allow you to take ownership of your recovery. Our customized approach, coupled with our staff of highly motivated and well-trained professionals, ensure that you or your loved one will receive excellent care during and after treatment.

Some of the rehabilitation treatments we offer include:

-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

-Stress Management

-Group Therapy

-Medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings

Intensive Outpatient Program

If you complete recovery with us in an inpatient or outpatient setting or if you are trying to continue fighting addiction, please check out our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Breaking an addiction in your brain for the long-term can be especially difficult for anyone.

In IOP you will have the flexibility to maintain much of your daily normal routine while working on maintaining sobriety. IOP is a good treatment option if you do not have the means to leave your job or if you have to stay home for any other reason.

You will receive support from therapy groups and gain the ability to apply the skills you learned during treatment all while maintaining your regular lifestyle.

Resurgence Payment and Insurance

We firmly believe that every patient should receive the best care possible when it comes to treating your addiction. And this means not having to worry about the cost, especially while trying to understand addiction and the brain.

At Resurgence, we will build your treatment plan at an affordable cost while still providing the best care possible. For our services, we accept most PPO insurance as well as private forms of payment for treatment.

We will also communicate with your insurance provider, on your behalf, to ensure that you or your loved one is provided with a custom recovery program for your individual situation without the high cost.

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We are here to help and support you through finding your truest self while leaving your most destructive self behind.

We understand what it takes to get you through your addiction and the emotional and psychological support you will need from us, to become your best self.

Please, contact us today with questions or concerns.

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