Ecstasy Addiction at A Better Life Treatment
Ecstasy Treatment Programs are designed to be individualized, thoughtful and supportive.They are geared towards every individual's specific needs. We employ a holistic therapeutic approach with small groups meetings, 12-step meetings, case management services, family meetings, aftercare, life skills, recreation, job readiness and support for family and friends with weekend visits and therapy sessions.
Ecstasy has many effects on the human body and brain. It makes the brain release the chemicals serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. During Ecstasy use the body also makes more of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin.
All these effects together can make Ecstasy dangerous to use. The change in body temperature and the tendency to dance for hours on end can make users dehydrate if not enough water is drunk during this time (an example of dehydration and hyperthermia). Lots of dancing can also put pressure on the heart. People with existing heart conditions are vulnerable to these negative side effects.
Around 7 people die out of every million that use Ecstasy. Mostly this is due to overheating and dehydration. However, it is possible to drink too much water,swelling the brain and causing death. Many people have died from this after taking Ecstasy. Another factor is the hormone vasopressin, which is released during Ecstasy use. Vasopressin restricts the body's urge to urinate, which helps to get rid of excess liquid in the body before it becomes a problem.
is a psychoactive drug in the amphetamine class. Ecstasy can cause feelings of euphoria (extreme happiness). Bad side effects include insomnia and nausea. Ecstasy is thought to have a possible use in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and its use during therapy .In most countries, Ecstasy is an illegal drug under a United Nations agreement.Possessing, making or selling Ecstasy in these countries could result in criminal prosecution and a possible prison term.