Ecstasy Rehab for Women in Tennessee
Ecstasy is a dangerous synthetic substance that can cause fatal overdose and addiction. Ecstasy, sometimes called MDMA, is rarely pure. Illicit manufacturers often add toxic chemicals, in addition to drugs such as meth or cocaine, when synthesizing ecstasy. It is often impossible to know if the drug you buy is pure Ecstasy, but even if it is, taking it regularly can cause extremely serious side effects. This includes needing to take Ecstasy to feel good or normal, or to avoid withdrawal symptoms. When this occurs, Ecstasy addiction has developed.
If a woman you care about is addicted to Ecstasy, JourneyPure Voyage can help. Our holistic residential ecstasy rehab center provides comprehensive physical, psychological and spiritual care to women suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
When you are searching for the best ecstasy rehab center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, there are many factors to consider carefully. This is one of the biggest decisions any woman and her loved ones will make, so it’s important to understand your drug rehab options prior to deciding.
No matter your level of familiarity with addiction treatment programs, it’s helpful to have an expert guide you on your path. At JourneyPure Voyage, of the JourneyPure family of centers, our no-cost phone line is available 24/7 at (615) 907-5928.
Do the right thing and learn about ecstasy addiction and the best drug rehab options available for you.
WHAT IS ECSTASY?
Originally developed by Merck Pharmaceutical in 1912 for use in psychological warfare tests conducted by the U.S. Army, Ecstasy (MDMA or Molly) became a popular “party drug” during the 1980s and has remained one of the most abused addictive substances in the U.S.
A synthetic, psychoactive mixture of amphetamine and mescaline, Ecstasy induces euphoria, empathy, emotional reciprocity, uninhibited behavior and increased energy. It also distorts a user’s sensory perceptions so smells, tastes and tactile sensations are intensified. Time may seem to stand still or speed by at an incredible rate so that someone high on Ecstasy has no idea what day it is, what time it is or even what year it is.
Associated with “rave parties,” Ecstasy promotes the release of huge amounts of norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine in the brain, three neurotransmitters involved in mood, sexual desire, appetite and motivation. These same chemicals are responsible for people developing addictions to heroin, opiates and methamphetamine.
Patients entering an Ecstasy addiction recovery center report suffering serious psychological withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking Ecstasy. Extreme fatigue, depression, difficulty concentrating, disinterest in food and panic attacks are the most common side effects of detoxing from Ecstasy.
Ecstasy Addiction Help
It isn’t always obvious when someone you care about is addicted to drugs. You don’t want to believe it, and your loved one may be in denial. Denial is the most common attribute of a person with addiction. Denial may occur even when the signs of addiction are obvious.
It’s a myth that you have to wait for your loved one to hit rock bottom before help will work. In fact, the earlier your loved one enrolls in Ecstasy rehab, the better the treatment outcome is likely to be. You can identify early signs of addiction by looking for the following:
- Lying or hiding drug abuse
- Losing interest in healthy activities and old friends
- Developing worsening problems with attitude, reputation and relationships
- Performing poorly in school or at work
- Failing to complete important tasks or meet responsibilities
- Experiencing unexplained mood swings, particularly excitable or friendly behavior followed by depression or exhaustion
- Showing more interest in attending music festivals, raves or similar parties
Physical symptoms of ecstasy addiction include, but are not limited to:
- High body temperature — death from ecstasy is possible due to overheating
- Irregular sleeping patterns, such as sleeping or staying awake for days
- Chills and nausea, accompanied by muscle cramps
- Increase in sexual partners and “one-night stands”
- Frequent cravings for Ecstasy that cause agitation and anxiety unless the craving is satisfied
- Unusual levels of activity or energy, followed by overwhelming fatigue
- Hypersensitivity to sound or light
- Dilated pupils, blurred vision, clenched jaws
Unless an Ecstasy addict gets help by entering a rehab for Ecstasy addiction in Tennessee, accidental overdose, brain damage or death could occur at any time.
Is Ecstasy Addictive?
Many people who have tried ecstasy claim it is not addictive. However, at JourneyPure Voyage, we have treated patients who are unable to function normally without ecstasy. When they try to end their relationship with ecstasy, they exhibit classic, clinical, expected withdrawal symptoms. In other words, they have an ecstasy addiction, whether they realize it or not.
Even if you only use ecstasy on a weekly basis, such as during weekends to “unwind” or “have fun,” you can find yourself in the grips of ecstasy abuse. This translates to putting yourself at risk without help from ecstasy rehab centers. If you are wondering how ecstasy is abused, some of the dangers of ecstasy abuse in women include:
- Taking ecstasy that is not pure in nature. There is no way to regulate the ecstasy you take. This means it may be impure and cut with dangerous, toxic chemicals and substances.
- Needing more ecstasy to get high. Like most drugs, ecstasy must be taken in ever-higher amounts as your addiction progresses. This means you require more ecstasy to feel as good as you used to. Often, this is an underlying factor in ecstasy overdoses.
- Getting an STD. Ecstasy use makes people feel less inhibited, especially sexually. It is commonplace for addicts of ecstasy to find out they have contracted sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) unknowingly while using this drug.
- Starting to take it more often. Some patients only realize they have a problem with ecstasy abuse when they start to need it more often. What might have started as a desire to use ecstasy once in a while can become a daily habit.
- Spending all your money on ecstasy. Like all drug addictions, an addiction to ecstasy can rob you of your life savings. Ending up homeless or in serious debt can be a tragic result of ecstasy abuse.
Rehab for Ecstasy Begins at JourneyPure Voyage
No matter how long you have had an unhealthy relationship with the drug ecstasy, you can get customized treatment to beat your addiction. JourneyPure Voyage, located in beautiful, serene Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the ideal place to detox and recover from your addiction. Our experienced, compassionate personnel never judge you for your addiction. Their goal is the same as yours: for you to be healthy and live a fulfilling life free from addiction.
Rehab for Ecstasy at JourneyPure Voyage begins with detox. Our medically assisted detox program helps you or your loved one adjust to sobriety in a comforting, less overwhelming atmosphere. We can address common Ecstasy recovery problems such as depression, including diagnosing and treating pre-existing depression and/or anxiety. After detox, qualified clinicians develop a customized recovery plan that treats every aspect of your addiction. At JourneyPure Voyage, you or your loved one can heal psychologically, physically and spiritually through evidence-based treatments that provide a fresh start. Once residential treatment ends, our aftercare program will be there to guide you or your loved one through the challenges often faced by people adjusting to life in the world outside rehab.
Get in Touch With JourneyPure Voyage
Comprehensive treatment is available for women who suffer from an Ecstasy addiction. Our Ecstasy rehab for women in Tennessee focuses on underlying factors contributing to the development of a substance abuse problem so that patients are better able to manage the psychological challenges following detoxification.
Call (615) 907-5928 or contact us online to understand your addiction or to help a loved one and discover the available treatment options available today.