Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic compound that is primarily used for recreational purposes. This drug heightens sensory perceptions and magnifies touch sensations, which is how it got its street name, ecstasy. Ecstasy boosts your energy level and makes you feel great. This surge of energy you feel can be attributed to the so-called happy neurotransmitter, serotonin. The user can feel warm and tingly inside, some even report going into a trance-like state.
Additionally, a study found out that the spike of serotonin in the system improves the individual’s social-emotional response, making them have increased feelings of empathy, leading to interpersonal closeness. This sense of intimacy you may feel under the influence of ecstasy may make you more likely to engage in risky behaviours you wouldn’t otherwise do under normal circumstances.
Ecstasy also stimulates the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter primarily responsible for motor control, arousal, and the pleasure/reward system. Another brain chemical elicited by the presence of ecstasy is norepinephrine. This neurotransmitter elevates the heart rate and blood pressure, this can be potentially lethal in people with cardiovascular problems.
All of the manifestations listed above are the reasons why ecstasy is popular among the rave and nightclub scene. Since the 1960s, ecstasy has been a part of music festivals, electronic dance music scenes, and clubs for their stimulating properties. However, much like other illicit substances, ecstasy also poses a health risk.
There is no shortage of ecstasy-related deaths in the media following a music festival or a rave. The fatalities are rarely attributed to ecstasy overdose, there are numerous factors at play which eventually lead to these unfortunate events.
Withdrawal from ecstasy comes with psychological effects and is not in and of itself harmful. Hallucinations and hallucinations, however, can cause the detoxing person to exhibit irrational, violent, or dangerous behaviours.
Treatment Options For Ecstasy Abuse
It is also important to bear in mind the frequency with which ecstasy is used alongside other intoxicants. This can make the recovery process more complex because it is likely that the patient may be addicted to several drugs at once.
The Arden Centre ensures that a recovery program for an ecstasy-addicted person is tailored to the particular case of that individual. On top of that, our address is not revealed to maintain the privacy of the guests at all times. There are skilled staff, psychologists and nurses in your support team. So you are assured of support as well as compassion. Please CONTACT US now and begin your journey towards recovery.
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