MDMA is one of the common names for the drug 3, 4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. You might also know it as Molly or ecstasy. Whatever you call this drug, it can lead to a dangerous and life-threatening addiction. Fortunately, recovering from an MDMA addiction is possible, and Crestview Recovery can help.
Acknowledging the Addiction
The hardest step on the road to recovery is that very first one. Acknowledging and recognizing a drug addiction can be incredibly challenging. Many people want to believe that their drug use is recreational and voluntary. The narrative in their mind is that they could stop at any time if they wanted to.
In reality, most people who use drugs like ecstasy on a regular basis are struggling with an addiction. You might have an addiction if you notice an increase in tolerance, and you use larger doses of the drug over time. Another warning sign is continuing to use ecstasy despite criminal behavior, financial struggles or disapproving friends and family members. If you ever encounter withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit or cut back, your body is telling you about the addiction.
An addiction isn’t just physical. It’s also mental, emotional and psychological. However, the best plan of attack is to start by breaking the body’s dependence on the drug. A typical ecstasy detox will take about a week, although the second and third weeks may still feel tough for clients.
During an MDMA detox, clients should expect to experience a number of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. These include gastrointestinal distress, fatigue, and dehydration. Anxiety and insomnia are also likely. Once the detox is complete, clients can start making real progress on the road to maintaining their newfound sobriety. Crestview recovery can recommend an excellent detox facility to begin your journey.
Determining the Causes of Addiction
Once detox is over, clients can move to a rehab program. At Crestview Recovery, many clients find that the best choice to begin rehab is a partial hospitalization drug addiction program. The nature of a partial hospitalization program allows for accountability and support. Whatever form of rehab you choose, it’s a time to determine and resolve some causes of addiction.
Ecstasy is a highly addictive substance. However, not everyone who tries it develops an addiction. Those who do develop addictions may have certain attributes or experiences that make them prone to addiction. These can include how old they were when trying the drug for the first time or a genetic predisposition to addiction.
Clients might also have a history of trauma or struggle with a mental illness. In rehab, they can address these issues directly with behavioral therapy or trauma therapy. Other approaches to addressing and resolving addiction for good can include the following:
Focusing on Relapse Prevention
When clients work hard to overcome drug addiction, one of the biggest obstacles is relapse. Relapse doesn’t disappear just because clients graduate from rehab. That’s why it is so important to teach clients habits and techniques that can prevent relapse for a lifetime.
In addiction treatment programs, clients can learn the value of routine. A set schedule means fewer choices, which in turn makes it easier to live a life of sobriety.
Plus, a routine addresses the key triggers for relapse: HALT. HALT stands for hungry, angry, lonely and tired. Sometimes, avoiding relapse is as simple as making sure you’re never too hungry, you’re well rested and you don’t have any lingering, unresolved conflicts.
To take back control over your life, you need to overcome your MDMA addiction. At Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon, you’ll have access to all the tools, support and advice that you’ll need. Call 866.262.0531 to begin your journey to health and happiness.