About Ecstasy Addiction
Ecstasy addiction, like the kind we treat at our Pasadena, California Ecstasy Treatment Center, is a burgeoning issue in this country, due to the increase in popularity of EDM music over the past few years. It is a drug that is seen, falsely, by many as safe and fun, due to its association with parties, but it is in fact a very dangerous drug that can cause tremendous medical complications.
Many people would be surprised to know that you can actually become addicted to ecstasy and that in order to break the cycle of addiction, professional help, like the kind offered at our Pasadena, California Ecstasy Treatment center, is necessary. It is not something that can be combatted alone, and so at Pasadena Recovery Center’s Pasadena, California Ecstasy Treatment center, we seek to help those who have an ecstasy addiction finally overcome their addiction and find the life of recovery they have always wanted.
What is Ecstasy?
Ecstasy is a synthetic, psychoactive chemical similar to methamphetamine and mescaline. It was initially considered a club drug favored by young adults in the nightclub and rave scenes, but has now become a popular drug of choice amongst many different types of users from a variety of different backgrounds and age demographics.
It affects the brain neurons that use serotonin and causes the release of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. The psychoactive drug creates a feeling of euphoria, decreasing stress and anxiety and heightens feelings of social connectedness while altering reality and perception.
MDMA use, like the kind we treat at our Pasadena, California Ecstasy Treatment Center, is quickly rising amongst American youth and is very dangerous to the health of young people. It acts as both as a stimulant and a hallucinogen, raising heart rate and blood pressure and altering inhibitions resulting in poor judgment. In high doses, it can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate temperature, which can result in hyperthermia; liver, kidney, and cardiovascular shutdown, and even death.
It is important that you seek professional help, like the kind offered at our Pasadena, California Ecstasy Treatment Center, if you think you have a problem with ecstasy. You may feel that you can quit on your on, but years of experience show that this often not the case.
Addiction is a powerful illness and at our Pasadena, California Ecstasy Treatment Center we understand this, and understand what you need in order to finally overcome your addiction.
Other Commonly Abused Designer and Party Drugs
LSD is an odorless, colorless chemical that comes from the ergot fungus, causing hallucinations. LSD is a potent mood-altering drug that profoundly distorts reality. By disrupting nerve cells and the neurotransmitter serotonin, it results in long hallucinogenic trips that can last up to 12 hours. Even after the LSD has worn off, however, users can experience flashbacks of the trip weeks or month after the drug was used.
There are many dangers to LSD, not the least of which is that the dose and potency of the drug is unknown at the time of use, increasing panic in users and the possibility of a fatal accident in their altered state. The drug can also trigger latent mental issues, resulting in long-term psychosis.
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic used in typically on animals. Ketamine is powerful anesthetic that separates perception from sensation. This experience is often called “going into a K-hole”, in which the users experience numbness in their extremities and dream-like sensations of being outside their body. In high doses, it can produce a hallucinogenic effect of being very far away from the body, similar to a near-death type experience. While on ketamine, users have difficulty moving, if they are able to move at all.
Ketamine is a highly, psychologically addictive substance, dissociating users from their consciousness. Physically, the drug can also depress breathing, which can be lethal, particularly when combined with other depressants such as alcohol and Valium.
Rohypnol is a fast-acting benzodiazepine, causing sedation, muscle relaxation, and reduced anxiety. Rohypnol have strong sedative effects, with resulting partial amnesia. Users are unable to remember some experiences while under the influence.
Rohypnol is addictive and dangerous, particularly since the drug is produced illegally in the US and often contains contaminants. When taken with alcohol it can depress the respiratory system and easily result in death.
GHB is a synthetic central nervous system depressant with a sedative effect
GHB, Gamma hydroxybutyrate, affects the GABA receptor in the brain. It is a popularly abused club drug. It produces feelings of relaxation, reduced anxiety, and social connectedness. It also has anabolic effects, and is abused by bodybuilders to stimulate muscle growth.
In low doses, GHB effects are similar to alcohol and ecstasy, but in higher doses, it can cause nausea, amnesia, seizures, coma, even death. It is often combined with other depressant drugs, increasing the danger of respiratory issues and death.
Seeking Treatment for an Ecstasy Addiction in Pasadena
If you believe that you may have a problem with ecstasy and you think that you may need to seek help, then call the professionals at Pasadena Recovery Center today at 1-866-663-3030. Our trained staff is well aware of how difficult it can be to ask for help and we understand that leaving behind a life of addiction for a life of recovery can be tremendously frightening. We are here to help you in any way we can through this trying and difficult time, so give us a call today and take the first step towards a new life of sobriety.