MDMA, Ecstasy and Molly

MDMA, also known as “molly” and “ecstasy” are club drugs that give users a sense of euphoria. MDMA is made up of the chemical compound, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine. Ecstasy and molly may only be partly MDMA and often also have ketamine, heroin or cocaine mixed in them.

The drug works as a hybrid between a stimulant and hallucinogen. People who take the drug experience an increase in energy, and the neurotransmitter serotonin is released in the brain, which causes a short-term, elevated mood.

As people continue to use MDMA more often, a physical dependence forms due to the brain relying on MDMA to know when to release serotonin. When the drug is not present, the brain stops releasing any serotonin and people begin experiencing depression.

MDMA, like all other illicit drugs, is not always pure. Ecstasy or molly can have ketamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, and other drugs mixed in it. You never know what is in your MDMA pills.

Someone who is addicted to MDMA may become sexually active with multiple partners, have a distorted perception of time, or even seem to be in a euphoric trance.

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MDMA, Molly and Ecstasy are all commonly used as club drugs. These drugs are highly addictive and give users a euphoric high.

Effects of using Club Drugs

MDMA, ectstasy and molly produces dangerous side effects when the drug is taken. One of the most dangerous side effects are that the drug may cause the body to overheat internally, and users often do not hydrate properly, causing heat stroke. Other dangerous effects the drug has are:
• Nausea
• Muscle cramping
• Fever
• Hallucinations
• Blurred vision
• Increased blood pressure and heart rate
• Tension in the mouth/jaw that causes teeth to grind

Signs someone is abusing any of these club drugs can include changes in activities and physical changes.
• High levels of stimulation, touching, dancing
• Unusual levels of energy followed by depression
• Long hours awake
• Sweating
• Dilated pupils
• Increased sex drive

Some long terms signs of ecstasy addiction include problems sleeping, memory loss, depression, anxiety, paranoia, and fatigue. Decline in physical health, money problems, loss of a job, mood swings and secrecy are also general signs someone may be misusing drugs. Individuals who take ecstasy may also participate in riskier behaviors than they used to, such as unprotected sex with multiple partners.

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Ecstasy and molly often contain many different drugs in them such as cocaine and heroin.

MDMA, Ecstasy and Molly Withdrawal

Withdrawal from club drugs can be very difficult, emotionally and psychically. Some of the symptoms of withdrawal from molly, ecstasy and MDMA may include the following:

Emotional:
• Irritability
• Psychosis/Hallucinations
• Anxiety and Panic
• Memory Loss

Physical:
• sweating, body aches, like the flu
• Difficulty sleeping
• Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting

Addicted to MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy, Now What?

The best way to treat MDMA addiction is by seeking help. Entering treatment allows medical professionals and clinical therapists to determine the severity of the addiction, find and treat any underlying co-occurring disorders and helps those addicted to MDMA learn new coping skills, create recovery communities and finally end their addiction to MDMA.

Amatus Recovery Facilities located around the country can help make this process easier. Every facility evaluates patients and learns about their history with addiction. This helps us create a treatment plan specifically for you. Once a treatment plan is created a team of dedicated professionals will determine the severity of the addiction and if medical detox is needed.

Detox can include uncomfortable symptoms, but 24-hour medical professionals will help to ensure safety and comfort. After the withdrawal symptoms subside is when an individual can continue the path of recovery during inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or outpatient programs.

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