Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, or MDMA, is what makes up the popular party drug ecstasy. Ecstasy (also known as molly) is extremely addictive. Addiction affects every part of your life, from health and relationships to your psychological well-being. While overcoming a substance use disorder on your own can be challenging, getting help is possible. There are many treatment options for addiction, from fully immersive residential programs to flexible outpatient programs that allow you to receive treatment alongside your daily responsibilities with family, school, or work. NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts can help you or a loved one get your life back on track.
Contact our treatment centers in Massachusetts today at 888.568.2057 to learn more about your substance abuse treatment options. Our team is ready to answer your questions and help you work toward lasting, sustainable recovery.
What Does MDMA Addiction Look Like?
MDMA stimulates three of the brain’s neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Together these affect energy, mood, sleep, appetite, trust, and a variety of other emotional responses.
MDMA use creates a feeling of euphoria that many are attracted to. Those under the influence experience loving feelings as well as heightened senses. It creates a quick high that fades as quickly as it comes on—within hours. Over time, people’s tolerance grows, and higher doses are needed to feel the high of the drug.
MDMA addiction causes immediate side effects that are noticeable in the individual. Some only last while using the drug, but others can be long-term.
- Blurred vision
- High blood pressure
- Memory issues
- Loss of appetite
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Loss of sex drive
- Aggressive behavior
If the MDMA has additives or contaminants (which is all too common), it can only make symptoms worse and lead to overdose.
What to Expect in MDMA Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts
While NuLIfe Behavioral Health Massachusetts does not offer detox or inpatient services, we can refer you to a facility nearby to start your treatment journey. Once detox is complete, the NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts team can help you continue your treatment journey through our variety of outpatient services. Supervised treatment and therapy help build a structure that arms you with the tools and strategies needed to deal with managing your sobriety once you leave treatment. This can include individual therapy, like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), or group therapy among peers. In fact, building a sober support network is a key ingredient in a successful recovery.
Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are great options for those who need more flexibility with their treatment due to other commitments in their life. An outpatient program can also be the next step after attending a residential program when extra support is needed during recovery. Outpatient treatment includes all of the same therapeutic support as inpatient programs, all while continuing to live at home.
NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts Can Help Get Your Life Back on Track
It’s hard to see past addiction to a future free of drug use. Receiving treatment for MDMA addiction at NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts can help get you to the goal of lifelong sobriety. It is not easy, and if you are willing to do the work, our treatment team can arm you with the tools and support you need to be successful. Research shows that success (and a lower chance of relapse) is more likely if you engage the services of a professional, holistic drug addiction treatment center. We offer a variety of outpatient treatment options that combine traditional and experiential therapies. Call us today at 888.568.2057 or fill out our easy online contact form. We’re ready to get started on your path to recovery.