MDMA Drug Treatment
Unregulated use and abuse of MDMA can lead to dependency or addiction and has the potential to be lethal when taken in combination with other substances like alcohol. And, much like other substances of abuse, the euphoric effects of MDMA can be so alluring that it drives repeated use that build tolerance levels and cause dependence and addiction. MDMA drug treatment can help to stop the progression of addiction and counter the potential physical and psychological debilitation that comes from long term abuse and addiction to MDMA.
On the street, MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) may be referred to as Ecstasy Clarity, Adam, M&M and Molly. In essence, MDMA is a synthetic, psychoactive stimulant that changes the normal function of the neurotransmitter systems. Use of MDMA releases large amounts of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine which account for the increased energy, feel good emotions and distortion of time and sensory perception reported by users. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) studies also show that abnormal amounts of serotonin in the brain also triggers the release of oxytocin and vasopressin which are hormones that play an important role in affection, trust and sexual arousal. Unfortunately, if dependence on MDMA occurs, trying to stop using the drug can trigger mild to severe withdrawal symptoms such as depression, loss of appetite, irritability and sleep problems among others.
Signs of MDMA Dependence
- Continuing to use the MDMA despite obvious adverse effects and or consequences.
- Suffering withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop using MDMA or in periods of abstinence.
- The need to satisfy persistent cravings or to avoid withdrawal symptoms are primary reason for continued use.
When risky use of MDMA begins to occur such as taking multiple doses in succession, using it with other drugs or alcohol and experiencing severe dehydration, it is time to seek drug intervention treatment. Spikes in blood pressure, increased heart rate and dehydration are the most dangerous negative side effective associated with MDMA abuse. These have the potential to cause death by either hyperthermia, heart attack or kidney failure.