A pill that promises a joyful high on a new level. Ecstasy or MDMA is the “party drug” that rose to fame in the 1980s. The deceptive chemical combo has remained popular. 2.2 million people in the U.S. used ecstasy in 2021. 594,000 people have reported using it over the past month.
All that glitters is not gold when the fun fades. Other drugs have overshadowed MDMA abuse in Tennessee. Our ecstasy rehab in Murfreesboro, TN, answers this need.
What is Ecstasy (MDMA)?
Ecstasy, or its chemical abbreviation of MDMA, is a Schedule 1 synthetic drug. Dangerous, long-term effects surround the less-prevalent drug. It changes brain chemistry forever.
It is like taking two drugs in one. The drug contains stimulant properties, like amphetamines. It also has mind-altering hallucinogen elements, like LSD. The drug alters your perception. Feeling such pleasure comes at the price of your mind.
The club drug amplifies three major brain chemicals (neurotransmitters):
The high (and addictive properties) come from this flood of chemicals. Onset takes half an hour to 45 minutes. This jolt to the central nervous system creates an immense sense of well-being. These effects can last up to six hours. All-night MDMA-fueled parties (raves) increased in popularity throughout the 80s and 90s. Now it has a wider base of users and potential harm.
Is There a Difference Between Ecstasy and Molly?
There is a difference, even though people use both names. Ecstasy usually means the “designer version” of MDMA. It comes in pill or tablet form. Molly describes the crystal or white powder form of MDMA.
The drug is often cut with cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl. MDMA shares similar symptoms in people on those drugs.
Why is Ecstasy Addictive?
The use of ecstasy promises euphoria and connection, but its aftermath delivers devastating results. Why can it be hard to stop using ecstasy after the night’s over?
The primary reason for ecstasy misuse is due to the fireworks of feelings it shoots off. Many people enjoy this unique high. For individuals who struggle to connect with people, it’s a new experience they want to hold onto. Chasing the desirable effects begins the cycle of ecstasy misuse until addiction. Addiction leads to risks in the short and long term.
Additionally, it is often cut or “laced.” You might be taking a more potent, addictive substance simultaneously without any idea. Our addiction treatment center recognizes this. We’re ready to treat the whole of you.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Ecstasy Addiction
TRUE is about rediscovering your authentic self. Our founder saw a need for better and more individualized care. This gap was in substance abuse and mental health treatment.
TRUE aims to discover and treat all the elements that make you – you. Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual all play a core role. Our treatment center provides the highest standards of integrated care. Substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions can go hand in hand.
Our clinicians specialize in both areas. We have the experience to treat with a focus on individualized care. We understand ecstasy abuse is often deeper than it appears. Our specialized treatment emphasizes dual-diagnosis situations. This guarantees that you receive total support throughout your recovery journey.
Ecstasy abuse can cause or co-occur with several mental health conditions such as:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar Disorder
Our treatment center leverages a dual approach to addiction treatment that doesn’t cut corners. If you’re using molly, there’s a strong chance of combining it with other drugs. This increases drug addiction, mental health, and health problems. TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health understands drug use to self-medicate behavioral health challenges. Addiction can cause this to worsen if left untreated. Our treatment center uses a dual diagnosis to address ecstasy abuse plus any other aspects of your health.
The Impact of Ecstasy in Tennessee
The state is no stranger to drug addiction. In 2021, 80% or 3,038 overdose deaths in Tennessee came from opioid abuse. It also ranks third in the U.S. for the highest amount of opioid prescriptions written for every 100 people.
Less prevalent, but not less important, addictions get overlooked in the process. MDMA was the most commonly abused in the dangerous drug category in the early 2000s in Tennessee.
Tennessee also ranks at number 10 for the most drug abuse by the state. This is not all from opioid misuse. Finding the drug laced with fentanyl, methamphetamine, or cocaine is not unusual. These three drugs are Tennessee’s heaviest hitters for abuse.
Why Getting Help for Ecstasy Addiction Matters
Ecstasy abuse steals your freedom before you realize it. Our individual-focused rehab programs have answered Tennessee’s call for help. We’re in the eye of the storm for drug abuse.
This gives us a unique advantage in delivering effective ecstasy addiction treatment. We are here for those seeking shelter from the storm. It’s easy to avoid getting help when you don’t hear about it being a problem. Is it a reason for concern? Are you overthinking it? Does anyone else battle these colorful pills?
TRUE is your professional ecstasy treatment support. Our resources and hardworking clinicians go the distance. Your body and soul can recover with our ecstasy addiction treatment program.
Signs and Symptoms of Ecstasy Addiction
An array of short and long-term problems come with MDMA misuse. This includes harm to physical, mental, and emotional well-being. TRUE knows MDMA dependence isn’t about raves filled with bass and bright strobe lights. The short-term effects seem minor but can transform into long-term consequences of addiction.
Potential side effects short-term include:
- Raised body temperatures
- Loss of electrolytes
- Seeing visuals that aren’t there
- Heightened and profound feelings
- Muscle pains and tension
- Less appetite
- Sexual arousal
- Jaw clenching
- Fainting, nausea
- Increased sense of clarity in emotions and thoughts
- Sweating or chills
- Depression or anxiety
These side effects can turn into an ongoing world of misery for you and loved ones. Prolonged use can affect your professional, personal, and entire life.
This can appear in lasting symptoms such as:
- Emotional regulation
- Trouble concentrating, memory, and other areas of your brain
- Heart problems like increased heart rate, hypertension
- Liver and kidney disease, chronic fatigue, lack of blood throughout the body, hemorrhaging
- Depletion of serotonin
- Sexually transmitted diseases from uninhibited sex and other high-risk behaviors
It’s easy to forget to stay hydrated while using MDMA in hot, packed areas. This is when passing out, seizures and organ failure happen.
Am I Addicted to Ecstasy?
Unsure? It’s time to reexamine your relationship with the drug and its impact on the different areas of your life. Signs of addiction can include:
- Taking larger and longer amounts
- Trying to stop or cut back, even if you want to quit
- Spending a lot of time thinking about getting the drug, using, or recovering
- Continuing to use it in the face of negative effects in your life
- Legal problems from high-risk situations involving ecstasy
What is Ecstasy Withdrawal Like?
Your body adjusts to regular MDMA usage. Side effects that resemble alcohol use disorder (AUD) and other substance addictions result. There isn’t an exactly defined set of guidelines, but many reports of “come-downs” are common.
A medical-supervised detox is the safest and best bet for recovery if you feel withdrawal from drug use. Any co-occurring health problems are addressed here. Common ecstasy withdrawal symptoms include:
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of appetite
- Cravings for ecstasy and other co-occurring drug addictions
Why Choose TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health for Ecstasy Rehab?
Trade the temporary chemical high of ecstasy for freedom that won’t come crashing down. Our rehab center is committed to finding your place in life.
We develop one-on-one addiction treatment plans based on each client’s needs and backstory. Our evidence-based methods, holistic therapy, motivational speakers, recovery coaches, and more are with you at every step. We design your treatment with you, for you.
The symptoms of drug addiction and detoxification don’t stop. Neither does our clinical team, proven interventions, and other supportive services.
We mean it when we say we’ve walked a mile in your shoes. Our founder, Ben Dobbs, spent over 15 years battling drug addiction and mental health issues. Relate to others on the path to recovery in our support groups and peer mentoring programs.
Aftercare treatment options are essential in our ecstasy treatment programs. Our treatment facility levels of care include sober living, regularly scheduled therapy sessions, family therapy, and other comprehensive care options depending on your specific needs.
We provide the best resources to achieve long-term recovery goals. Our treatment center is supportive, safe, and structured for long-term recovery. You’ll also enjoy relaxing surroundings in your recovery. Murfreesboro is named the “Most Livable Town“ in Tennessee.
How We Treat Ecstasy Addiction
Our treatment center in Tennessee uses the top methods for your success. TRUE is your safe space to overcome drug abuse. Our multidisciplinary team knows how to deliver effective and empowering care.
We use optimal evidence-based therapies because they work. Individual and group therapy sessions, you learn a lot from talking (and listening).
Motivational interviewing (MI) explores your uncertainty about change. This is a non-confrontational approach that builds confidence in recovery.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) identifies unhealthy thought patterns and insight into your actions. This enhances your awareness of how factors can impact your recovery.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) blends mindfulness and acceptance strategies. ACT is about preventing risky decisions by helping develop mental and emotional flexibility.
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) teaches you to understand unhelpful thoughts. This lowers negative feelings and behaviors. REBT focuses on the moment and what you are feeling.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is an innovative therapy. It reassigns stressful memories with grounding movement. It utilizes sensory stimulations like eye movement to address past trauma.
Motivational speakers share inspiration, guidance, and support. This complements our refined set of interventions.
We treat the whole you, not specific addiction-related symptoms. These wellness activities center on mind, body, and spiritual well-being.
Some of the holistic services we offer include:
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Animal Therapy
- Therapeutic Fitness Classes
- Movement Therapy
Our Ecstasy Addiction Programs in Murfreesboro
We offer the top evidence-based and wellness-focused outpatient treatment programs to overcome ecstasy abuse. Each has its benefits to help you or a family member embrace recovery to the maximum.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
This immersive outpatient program is our most rigorous. PHP unites the space between rehab and the real world. You attend 30 hours a week and return home in the evenings. Mental health is a focus as part of our dual diagnosis approach.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
IOP is similar to PHP. It is designed for flexible and personalized treatment — at a much lower intensity than PHP. It can be great for individuals with minor ecstasy addiction or for recovering addicts that are transitioning out of an inpatient or PHP.
IOP receives similar, less restrictive care than PHP. You strengthen your emotional regulation, coping techniques, and rational thinking. Our IOP runs three to five days a week for about 15 hours. You return home each evening.
Continuing Recovery in Sober Living
Transitioning back into daily life isn’t a cakewalk. Sober living homes give stable, structured housing and accountability in early recovery. Aftercare involves outpatient programs and sober living.
Our outpatient programs aren’t the end. Aftercare for relapse prevention is vital. This includes 12-step programs, sober living, and ongoing family, group therapy, or individual counseling.
Find the Help You Need Now
If the party is over after trading memories for MDMA use, we want to help. TRUE is your lifeline in Tennessee. Exchange a fleeting chemical high for a life you control. If you or a loved one is ready to break free from MDMA, we can help. Reach out before it’s too late. We’re a call away and available 24/7 to discuss your purpose and path.