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Ecstasy Withdrawal

As with most drugs, addiction can be fueled by a desire to avoid the withdrawal symptoms of Ecstasy. MDMA withdrawal can occur as early as after the first dose of the drug. Ecstasy withdrawal symptoms can be treated, but if left without support, they could develop into dangerous complications. The good news is that Ecstasy withdrawal doesn’t have to be faced alone. BetterAddictionCare’s nationwide network of addiction recovery centers offers medically supervised MDMA withdrawal treatment in an environment that facilitates both physical and psychological recovery from addiction.

2 Minute Read | Published Jul 28 2023 | Updated Jan 16 2024

Symptoms of Ecstasy Withdrawal

The withdrawal symptoms of Ecstasy vary in strength according to several different factors. If Ecstasy has been used frequently over a long period of time, MDMA withdrawal may be more severe. Similarly, if the amount of Ecstasy consumed is elevated, there may be more Ecstasy withdrawal symptoms to manage. Due to the drug’s effect on the brain, some of the most common symptoms of Ecstasy withdrawal are feelings of confusion, depression, paranoia, and anxiety. Sleep may be difficult or impossible due to insomnia, and some users may experience hallucinations. The physical symptoms of Ecstasy withdrawal vary, but a few common symptoms are a loss of appetite and uncontrollable muscle stiffness.

The Danger of Unassisted Withdrawal

Without professional MDMA withdrawal treatment, the initial symptoms of withdrawal can be so unpleasant that they entice the user to partake in the drug again. Similarly, a user may be tempted to use over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs to lessen the effects of withdrawal. This increases the risk of a bad reaction between medications, which can lead to serious physical harm, especially if no health services are readily available. Dealing with the psychological withdrawal symptoms can also be difficult with no support, increasing the risk of relapse or accidental self-injury.

Safe, Comfortable Medical Treatment

Pursuing withdrawal with an accredited, professional program can be one of the safest ways to get sober and achieve addiction recovery. A medically assisted detox can help make withdrawal a safe and more comfortable experience, and most alternative rehab programs provide on-site addiction counseling throughout the process. BetterAddictionCare believes that MDMA withdrawal treatment should be tailored to take the needs and drug history of each individual into account. To assist with this goal, we’re proud to offer a customized pre-screening to match each client with a local treatment center from our nationwide recovery network. Services are 100% confidential, and both outpatient and inpatient facility admissions are immediate. For more information on Ecstasy withdrawal, addiction counseling, and local recovery centers, call today or fill out our contact form.


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