Ecstasy (MDMA) Withdrawal and Detox

It is easy to fall under the spell of ecstasy, but quitting the drug is much more difficult. Withdrawal is likely to occur if you have been a heavy user of Ecstacy for a long period of time.

Anyone who attempts to stop using ecstasy suddenly will experience a range of unpleasant side effects, which may include anxiety and panic attacks, profound depression, restlessness and agitation, insomnia, weakness and fatigue, mental confusion, difficulties concentrating and obsessive cravings1. Ecstasy withdrawal symptoms are not life-threatening, but they can be a major obstacle to recovery. Primarily because they so often provoke relapse.

Medically-supervised detox offers the best opportunity to avoid ecstasy relapse in the early stages of sobriety. Detox occurs in a clinical setting, by a team of physicians, nurses, addiction specialists, mental health counselors and support staff. During the five-to-10 days you spend in detox, you will be monitored around the clock. Therefore, any physical or mental health issues that arise will be addressed immediately. Medication will not be prescribed for MDMA addiction specifically. Instead, medication may be offered for the physical and emotional side effects of ecstasy withdrawal. Including but not limited to panic attacks, depression or insomnia.

Most residential addiction treatment centers have detox facilities onsite. Thus giving those who’ve chosen to abandon MDMA the time they need to recover from their most intense withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms may last for up to a week before declining in intensity.

If you have been abusing other drugs in addition to MDMA, this can complicate or lengthen the detox process. But the essential elements of your program will remain the same. In the care of trained medical professionals, you will feel comfortable.

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We provide holistic care and treatment using an individualized approach specifically tailored to your needs. Our holistic care and treatment is based on the best scientific evidence available. Secondly, we help you lead a healthy, substance-free life with adaptive coping and problem-solving skills. Don’t let Ecstasy addiction control your life. Our addiction professionals can help you get on a path of recovery, significantly changing your life. Contact us today for more information on our certified staff of professionals, as well as our first-rate facilities.

  1. Freil, Ria Fyffe. Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, Causes, and Treatment.
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