Ecstasy and MDMA Drug Treatment in Florida
The state of Florida continues to face a synthetic drug abuse problem. The issue is not isolated to our state and is a nationwide issue that is hard to keep up with due to the ever-changing landscape of synthetically manufactured drugs. Ecstasy and MDMA are two commonly named synthetic drugs that have been around for decades in a lengthening list of ever emerging “Novel Psychoactive Substances.” The term “Novel Psychoactive Substances” or NPS, has been adopted by The United Nations to describe this class of illegal substances.
Novel Psychoactive Substances include:
- Phenethylamines (street names may include “ecstasy” “MDMA” or “Flakka”)
- Synthetic Cannabinoids (street names may include “K-2” or “Spice”)
- Tryptamines (street names may include LSD, DMT, Shrooms, “foxy methoxy”)
- Piperazines (street names have included “ecstasy” and “Molly”
- Opiates including various Fentanyl Analogs
- Benzodiazepine Analogs (unregulated and lab created)
Dangers of Ecstasy and MDMA
Ecstasy and MDMA typically fall into the phenethylamines category and have been around for decades although the chemical makeup has continuously changed based off of various chemicals required for manufacturing being banned from various countries (particularly China) at different times. One factor in what makes these drugs so dangerous is that due to the amateur manufacturing in illegal labs with a list over ever-changing chemical makeup, the user never really knows what they may be ingesting with these drugs.
Ecstasy and MDMA are often associated with “raves” or parties. The drug promotes the release of huge amounts of norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine in the brain, three neurotransmitters involved in mood, sexual desire, appetite and motivation. These same chemicals are responsible for people developing addictions to heroin, opiates and methamphetamine. It induces feelings of euphoria, increased energy and distorted sensory processes leading the user to experience heightened senses such as touch, smell, taste, etc.
Patients seeking recovery for Ecstasy addiction often report suffering serious psychological withdrawal symptoms. Commonly reported side effects of detoxing from Ecstasy include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Disinterest in food
- Panic attacks
Panama City Beach Drug Treatment for Ecstasy and MDMA
JourneyPure Emerald Coast is a top Florida Drug Rehabilitation Program. We offer residential drug and alcohol treatment in the heart of Panama City Beach, FL., just off scenic route 30A. Our therapeutic programs are designed to address both mental health and chemical dependency problems at once. Each patient who comes to JourneyPure Emerald Coast will receive a tailored, personal plan of care. This includes individualized level of care placement as well as designing specific, evidence-based therapy options to suit the patient’s needs and goals. Because addiction to Ecstasy and MDMA can be fatal, we urge you to call us today. There is never any obligation to commit. We are here to help you learn more about how you can live a happy, healthy life free of these harmful substances.