Molly rehab treatment: Who needs help for ecstasy addiction? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Many regular Molly users require addiction treatment to counteract the numerous physical and psychological effects of the drug. In this infographic, explore the details about who seeks/needs ecstasy (MDMA, Molly) addiction treatment in the U.S.

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Who needs Molly treatment?

Anyone who experiences side effects from using ecstasy, whether after first time use or after multiple use… anyone who feels negative effects may need to receive medical care. Both short-term and long-term ecstasy use can result in dangerous health effects, and require emergency room visits or a more comprehensive addiction treatment program involvement.

The most common short-term adverse effects of MDMA use are:

Molly rehab treatment: Who needs help for ecstasy addiction? (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • dehydration
  • hyperthermia

In the long-term, Molly users have reported more serious effects within the days following moderate use, including:

  • memory impairment
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • mood changes
  • suicidal ideation (in severe cases)

Addiction to ecstasy (MDMA, Molly)

This drug is not commonly associated with addiction. However, ecstasy withdrawal symptoms can occur, even after a period of acute use.

Addiction to ecstasy happens when there is a behavioral pattern associated with the use of ecstasy despite its harmful effects on the body. Primarily psychological in nature, someone in the grips of an ecstasy addiction would spend a great deal of time trying to obtain the drug, would compulsively use it, and be unable to control the desire for more and more. Signs and symptoms of ecstasy addiction can include:

  1. Continued use of ecstasy despite negative consequences to social, work, or health.
  2. Craving ecstasy.
  3. Loss of control of frequency of use, dosing amounts, or not being able to stop taking ecstasy.
  4. Needing more and more ecstasy to feel the effects of the drug.
  5. Obsessively thinking of ecstasy.

Ecstasy addiction treatment and rehabilitation

The best way to stop taking ecstasy if you have been taking it for a while now is to seek medical advice. For safety reasons, it is highly advisable that you first consult a medical professional and follow the instruction given. Any drug withdrawal protocol takes several factors into consideration, including:

  • your age
  • your overall general health
  • your medical history
  • your current biological condition

Alternatively, have yourself checked in at an ecstasy detox center where you can be monitored for severe withdrawal symptoms and assisted in case you need help. Help can include the prescription of antidepressants, emotional or psychological treatments, as well as support group programs.

Molly addiction treatment questions

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SAMHSA: Results from the 2013 NSDUH: Summary of National Findings
SAMHSA: Results from the 2013 NSDUH: Mental Health Detailed Tables
SAMHSA: Monthly Variation In Substance Use Initiation Among Full-TIime College Students
SAMHSA: Hallucinogens
SAMHSA: Behavioral Health Trends in the U.S.: Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
The DAWN Report: Ecstasy-Related Emergency Department Visits by Young People Increased between 2005 and 2011; Alcohol Involvement Remains a Concern
DrugAbuse: Club Drugs
The DAWN Report: Emergency Department Visits Involving Phencyclidine (PCP)
NCJRS: Club Drugs – Facts and Figures
Video: National Geographic – High on Ecstasy
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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