Ecstasy is a recreational drug common among the party crowds. As with other drugs that provide euphoria and escape from the troubles and challenges of everyday life, it is quite easy to become addicted to ecstasy. Often, users try to convince themselves that they are not addicts with statements such as:
“I only use ecstasy when I am at a party,”
“I don’t use it every day, what is the problem.”
Ecstasy causes the user to feel euphoria, increased intimacy with those around them, and anxiety is lessened. If the user often feels depressed, ecstasy takes the depressed feeling away and replaces it with a calm euphoric state of mind. This feeling that the world is great and that love is everywhere make it easy to become addicted.
The benefits of attending an ecstasy rehab are many.
As with any rehab treatment, the first step is for the addict to admit that they need help from the drug.
Once they admit their addiction, seeking help is not so much a battle as it can be if a loved one tries to force the addict into rehab.
The effects of ecstasy are predictable and consistent, hitting the peak of the high, then reaching a plateau, an extended state of feeling good, and approximately three hours later the effects of coming down from ecstasy, which may include feeling tired.
Once in an ecstasy rehab, the patient will learn of other effects that the drug produces within the body, such as, an altered state of consciousness, immense inner peace, anger, and hostility are greatly diminished, increased elevated mood (everything is right with the world), and enhanced self-confidence to name a few.
A rationalization to continued use of ecstasy, who does not want to feel these wonderful feelings all the time: As true as that may be it is not the reality of living life. Life comes with both highs and lows and using ecstasy and becoming addicted to ecstasy is an escape from the harsh reality of the world we live in.
A patient in ecstasy rehab will learn how to live in a world with a balanced perspective of highs and lows, love and loss. Receiving professional help during the withdrawal phase and education of the effects of ecstasy along with one-on-one counseling and peer support are what lend to successful treatment.
If you are a family member or a loved one of an addict, remember that you cannot change the person or force them into ecstasy rehab. However, once the addict chooses help, it is important the entire family network support and helps their loved one to complete the rehab program so they have a clean life, free from the use of ecstasy.