Ecstasy detox

Undergoing an ecstasy detox is an integral part of recovery from any drugs that come under the umbrella of ecstasy, such as MDMA, Mandy, and Molly. It is essential to undergo an ecstasy detox if you have experienced the signs and symptoms of ecstasy addiction, as mind-altering drugs just as this can significantly modify your judgement. Detox allows the mind to restore itself before you can benefit from additional therapy treatment and addiction counselling. This page will give you more information about ecstasy detox options, the potential ecstasy withdrawal symptoms, and what additional benefits an ecstasy detox clinic can offer.

What is an ecstasy detox?

An ecstasy detox fundamentally means ceasing ecstasy use. As your body has become adjusted to ecstasy, it will begin to crave it as soon as you remove it. This shows itself in various unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Hence, the best way to get through it is to attend a detox clinic where you’ll receive private treatment under the guidance of professionals who can make the experience as safe and as comfortable as possible.

What is ecstasy withdrawal?

Ecstasy withdrawal happens within hours after a person stops using ecstasy. As the chemicals created by ecstasy leave your bloodstream, your body will respond by displaying various unpleasant symptoms. People can experience anything from general fatigue and irritability to more severe symptoms such as psychosis and hallucinations.

What are ecstasy withdrawal symptoms?

Ecstasy withdrawal symptoms are both physical and psychological, and the severity of each depends on the age, gender, and weight of the person detoxing. Another factor to consider is the amount of ecstasy used and how frequently a person consumes it. As the levels of ecstasy-induced chemicals (norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin) leave your bloodstream, you’ll likely experience psychological withdrawal symptoms.

To give you a general guide, the common psychological and physical ecstasy withdrawal symptoms are listed below.

Psychological symptoms of ecstasy withdrawal

Psychological dependence leads to withdrawal symptoms that include:

  • Preoccupation with the substance abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Psychosis
  • Mental confusion, including memory issues
  • Low sex drive/lack of sex drive
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hostility
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Flashbacks
  • Irritability
  • Erratic mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic attacks
  • Personal detachment: users may feel as if they are not “part” of their mind or body and are “watching” themselves live their life.

Physical signs of ecstasy withdrawal

The physical signs of withdrawal are sometimes less severe, but monitoring them appropriately so they don’t get worse is essential. For example, most people experience the following physical withdrawal symptoms of ecstasy:

  • Cravings: An intense need for the substance. This depends on the individual’s physiology and varies in intensity and duration.
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in self-perception
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aching body
  • Impaired motor functions
  • Diarrhoea
  • Soreness of the jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation

How long do ecstasy withdrawal symptoms last?

As with the severity of ecstasy withdrawal symptoms, the length of each withdrawal symptom differs from person to person. However, on average, ecstasy withdrawal symptoms usually last a week and decrease after ten days or so. To give you a likely indication, we’ve listed the symptoms in a timeline below:

Day 1-4
Withdrawal symptoms manifest within twelve hours after your last dose and peak on the fourth day. Symptoms can last longer for long-term addicts depending on the dosage or combination of drugs taken with ecstasy. Initial symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
Day 5-10
The withdrawal symptoms peak and last about a week after that. Symptoms will include:

  • Depression
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Cravings
  • Memory issues
  • Difficulty focusing
Day 11
Depression might persist for a while. Lingering symptoms include:

  • Memory issues
  • Cravings
  • Insomnia

How can UKAT help you detox from ecstasy?

If you choose to undergo your ecstasy detox with us, you’ll be welcomed into one of our eight CQC-approved ecstasy rehab clinics, where you’ll seek rest and restoration in one of our comfortable rooms. Furthermore, you’ll be provided with wholesome and nutritious meals three times a day, and you’ll have the opportunity to do light exercise if you feel up to it.

Throughout the detox process, you’ll receive support and encouragement from our trained healthcare workers, who will ease you through ecstasy withdrawal symptoms. Only when ecstasy detox is taking place can the body and mind revert to suitable function, so from then, you will be offered highly beneficial therapy treatments. We incorporate workshops and detox into the detox treatment because detoxing from ecstasy is only the tip of the iceberg; to recover fully, you need to address any underlying thought processes and negative life experiences that may have contributed to your reliance on ecstasy. Once this is established, you can begin to heal and eventually leave our clinics feeling mentally and physically healthier.

Reach out to us today

If you want to know more information about the ecstasy detox process or learn about our thorough ecstasy recovery programmes, speak with us today. One of our attentive advisors will be able to go through any questions or concerns you have.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I drink alcohol whilst detoxing from ecstasy?
You will not be able to drink any alcohol while detoxing from ecstasy as this is an addictive substance. In addition, to feel the full benefits of the detox, you mustn’t take any mood-altering substances whilst in detox. Such an interaction could cause brain damage or lead to a fatal overdose.
Can I take Xanax whilst withdrawing from ecstasy?
The only medications you should take when withdrawing from ecstasy are those prescribed by a doctor, psychiatrist, or medical professional.
Is there an ecstasy withdrawal kit I can buy?
There are no specifications available for detox kits for ecstasy at present; however, some drug detox kits are available, at varied prices. Unfortunately, they are ineffective, unsafe and impersonal. By enrolling in a detox programme, you will receive the personal medical care and attention that a detox kit cannot provide.