MDMA and Ecstasy
MDMA or ecstasy, is a synthetic psychoactive party drug that causes the user to feel a euphoric peaceful high.
Pure MDMA is usually a powder, whereas ecstasy tablets are created with MDMA as the main ingredient. Because it is manufactured illegally, the remaining ingredients in ecstasy can be any number of impure, sometimes toxic chemicals and fillers. Psychological dependency develops because of the nature of the high, which can be energetic and stimulative yet causes the user to feel relaxed and peaceful with an overwhelming love and empathy towards others.
Physical dependency is created when the brain becomes so depleted of serotonin that more and more of the drug is needed to not only make the user feel happy but make them feel just ok. Most users only take these drugs recreationally and infrequently, however others use in an addictive pattern that can include frequent bingeing, concurrent use of large amounts of other drugs and engaging in high risk behaviours as a result of the drug use. Other party drugs include Ketamine and GHB.
MDMA and Ecstasy withdrawal
Withdrawal symptoms will vary in duration and intensity depending on the individual and the severity of the addiction. The main symptoms can include depression, fatigue and irritability. Clinical staff in residential treatment centres will do a comprehensive phone assessment of residents prior to arrival and then medical staff do a thorough assessment on arrival to determine the resident’s detox needs. The doctor may prescribe a tapered regime of prescription medication over a few days to ensure the resident is comfortable and not distressed during their withdrawal period. Detox is performed onsite under very strict conditions and staff monitor withdrawal symptoms closely. Staff are trained and experienced in supporting clients through this phase of Ecstasy rehab.
MDMA rehab and Ecstasy treatment
Addiction treatment in a residential rehab setting like Seasons Bali will take a multifaceted, mind-body-spirit approach that is delivered in a therapeutic community model. Addressing the underlying causes of addiction so that long-term, ongoing recovery is possible.
MDMA treatment programs can be 28, 60 or 90 days in length with ongoing aftercare options available including Outpatients and Transitional Housing.