What is Ecstasy Abuse?


Ecstasy or X

Ecstasy or X AddictionEcstasy effects can create pain in the mind and body of the very user who seeks pleasure from ecstasy effects. Pleasurable ecstasy effects that are sought include a relaxed upbeat mood and feelings, reduced anxiety, increased sensitivity to others and a high energy level that can be sustained for many hours. Regretfully, some only believe in pleasurable ecstasy effects which may explain why ecstasy use has increased steadily in recent years. 

In three studied grade levels, 8th, 10th and 12th, ecstasy use has risen over the past two years and by the time America's youth enters the 12th grade 11% have been under the influence of ecstasy effects.

This site is dedicated to those who have found their life severely impacted by ecstasy effects and need help. Ecstasy, a street name given for the chemical MDMA, is a synthetic, psychoactive , neurotoxic drug with many negative effects. Ecstasy has similar structure to stimulants, like cocaine, and hallucinogenics like LSD. Also similar to cocaine and amphetamines is the highly addictive nature of ecstasy effects. Another commonality of ecstasy and all other abused drugs is the down-side, the negative often long-lasting ecstasy effects that far outweigh the few short term pleasures listed above. 

Here are a few effects of Ecstasy Abuse that may come as quickly as the first dose.

  •  Confusion
  •  Sleep problems
  •  Anxiety
  •  Teeth clenching
  •  Blurred vision
  •  Acne like rash
  •  Brain damage
  •  Depression      
  •  Addiction
  •  Paranoia
  •  Nausea
  •  Chills and sweating 
  •  Liver damage
  •  Aggression     

In addition to these consequences, impaired memory and long term reduction of serotonin and dopamine can disrupt normal brain activity in the ecstasy user and cause learning disorders and emotional problems.. Erratic mood swings and depression can lead to isolation from friends and family that do not use. Often decreased performance on the job or in school occurs from ecstasy abuse and financial problems increase as well.

Wits Inn can help you or a loved one recover from these damaging ecstasy effects. It is beneficial to note, especially since ecstasy effects many of our youth, that treatment for ecstasy, other drugs and/or alcohol abuse does not need to be voluntary to work. Most of our clients are motivated by a crisis of one form or another and many come to us under pressure from family, employers or the court system. The professional medical doctors, psychiatrists and counselors of the Treatment Referral Services have worked with hundreds of clients suffering with the consequences of drug addiction.

Ecstasy Abuse InterventionOur successful program begins with a one-on-one consultation to assess the individual and customize the most effective treatment plan possible. Treatment plans vary per individual and address the underlying causes of drug use in addition to the symptoms of drug use including problems with family, employer, school and the legal system.

Medication and rest are often used in the first several days to detoxify the body of ecstasy effects and minimize emotional discomfort of withdrawal. Counselors then work with clients on an individual basis, in group sessions and in family therapy if required. Wits End Interventions professional staff helps build effectual behaviors and positive abilities in clients to promote continual abstinence from drug use. 

Loriann Witte 949-292-2000