Ecstasy

Treat Your Ecstasy Addiction in Our Residential Facility

Our holistic treatment program lets you detox while managing your underlying pain

Ecstasy is known by a lot of names, such as:

  • Molly
  • E
  • X
  • XTC

Even though it has a lot of different names, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is what creates the drug’s effects.

Ecstasy is an illegal drug with a high potential for abuse and no current medically approved uses. It is unique amongst other illicit drugs because it has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. It will give you a boost of energy and trigger sensations of distorted reality. It can heighten feelings of empathy and love for other people and distorts the way time passes.

It is easy to see how ecstasy could be addictive. It causes your brain to produce more serotonin and dopamine – the brain chemicals that make you happy, feel pleasure, and reduces your depression and anxiety.

Once the drug leaves your body, however, your body compensates by producing less serotonin and dopamine. This leaves people experiencing depression, anxiety, confusion, and sleeping problems.

The first step in our ecstasy addiction treatment program is a medical detox with a licensed doctor to keep patients as safe and comfortable as possible. After the medical detox is complete, we move on to the next steps in the rehab process.

How do I know if I’m addicted to ecstasy?

Recognizing an ecstasy addiction can be difficult because the drug lacks some of the more obvious withdrawal symptoms. It’s also most often used by young people in a social setting.

Since it’s commonly abused as a ”party drug,” users often take other drugs or drink alcohol at the same time. Ecstasy might not be the only drug causing dependence; it may be a piece of a multi-drug patchwork of addiction.

Since ecstasy is an illegal drug, any use of it can be considered abuse. And if you are taking ecstasy even though you know the risks or you’re taking it with other drugs, you’re more likely to develop a dependence on it.

MDMA compromises your serotonin system, which is essential to your brain’s integration of information and emotion. Even if you take MDMA only a few times, you are risking long-term problems with learning and memory.

If you have any or several of these physical or behavioral symptoms, please contact Harris House today at 314-328-7938 to talk with one of our counselors about an evaluation and admission.

What can I expect from treatment at Harris House?

As a dual diagnosis treatment facility, we’ll take care of you as soon as you walk through our doors. Our staff will do everything they can to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible.

Harris House’s approach to treatment is based on assessing the client as a whole person in a non-judgmental way. Our treatment combines medication management, mental health therapy to stabilize depression and anxiety, along with 12 step support groups as a holistic approach to treatment.  It’s designed to work together to provide a stable foundation for the patient.

Admitting and being involved in substance abuse therapy is an already difficult process. We want to ensure all our clients are seen as holistic individuals worthy of time and care and help them receive the best treatment possible so they can enter recovery and leave their ecstasy addiction behind them.

What’s it like at Harris House?

Clients are allowed to smoke and use their phones at our facility. Our location in South City is a highly secure, gated facility with 24-hour security, so you’ll never have to worry about safety. Feel free to explore our treatments page to learn more about the specific programs we offer.

We accept most major insurance companies. Please give us a call at 314-631-4299. A counselor is standing by 24 hours a day. You can also contact us here.