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MDMA Addiction & Treatment

MDMA is a powerful amphetamine known for its stimulant and psychoactive effects. Popularly referred to as the “party drug”, MDMA can be taken in pill, powder or crystal form and has been linked with feelings of energy, happiness and euphoria.

However, users should note that use of this chemical agent can have serious mental health repercussions including possible dependence on it; physical risks include mild-to-severe discomfort from side effects such as dehydration.

MDMA addiction

At Connection Mental Healthcare we understand the harsh realities of an MDMA addiction. We are committed to helping those suffering from a dependency on this substance so they can return to life and experience renewed health, physically and mentally.

Our professional team provides personalised help, in order for you or your loved one’s journey back into wholesome living with our medically responsible approach.

Effects and symptoms of MDMA addiction

MDMA has a range of effects, from increased energy and euphoria to difficulty urinating. There can also be jaw-clenching as well as sweating, tense muscles or nausea during the experience. Further still, many people report feeling down and depressed in the days following its use.

An individual’s addiction to MDMA not only prevents them from enjoying a night out without it, but also affects their work performance and relationships with loved ones. They may find themselves in an endless cycle of trying to quit yet struggling against the compulsion for more use.

Risks of MDMA addiction

MDMA addiction can lead to a multitude of dangerous risks, including but not limited to brain damage and heart problems, serotonin deficiency leading to chronic tiredness and depression, tooth erosion caused by grinding the teeth during use or intense jaw clenching while on MDMA; anxiety and panic attacks coupled with permanent liver damage due potentially fatal overheating incidents are possible.

In extreme cases overdoses have been known to result in death.

Struggling with an MDMA addiction?

Don’t hesitate to take the first step.

Connection Mental Healthcare  specialises in treating addicts and understands how difficult it can be to break free from this habit Рwe offer a safe haven that is both respectful and effective, providing you with all the necessary support needed for complete recovery.

Frequently asked questions about MDMA addiction

MDMA is a hard drug and is one of the amphetamines. MDMA is a chemical agent and it is the active substance in Ecstasy pills. It is consumed in pill form, but it can also be taken in a powder and crystal form.

MDMA is a stimulant that also alters consciousness. Because someone often feels energetic, happy and blissful after using MDMA and because someone ends up in a kind of trance and ecstasy, it is a popular party drug. At a party, someone can go on for longer this way and it gives an extra dimension. The use of MDMA can be very harmful both mentally and physically and there is also a chance that someone will become mentally dependent on the use of MDMA.

When there is a period in which a lot of MDMA has been used on a structural basis, there is a chance that someone has become mentally dependent on the drug. Dependence on MDMA can cause serious mental and physical complaints.

At Connection Mental Healthcare we offer professional help with an MDMA addiction. We help our clients to stop using MDMA in a medically responsible and committed way. Thanks to our personal approach, our clients can return to life in a full way after the treatment.

Connection Mental Healthcare is a private rehab. Our rates vary depending on the length of treatment and on what kind of accommodation you prefer.

We offer shared room accommodation, and private room accommodation depending on availability. The minimum length of treatment is 28 days; however, 42 days is advised. Please contact us for more information and we will make sure that we respond to you within 24 hours.

If you register with Connection Mental Healthcare for help with an MDMA addiction, you have already taken the most important step. Because we understand drug addiction very well and have extensive experience in treating it, we operate with

respect and non-judgment. Recovering from a drug addiction is indeed possible through treatment in our clinic in South Africa.

Depending on the addiction problem, we focus on getting the use under control, rehab and learning how to prevent a relapse. Our Dutch and South African specialists have a lot of experience with speed addiction and understand what you need like no other. During the intake we map out your needs and degree of addiction. A tailor-made treatment plan is drawn up that you can use under the guidance of our professional.

Symptoms MDMA Addiction:

  • Someone builds up tolerance and needs more and more MDMA to get the same effect.
  • Being obsessed with using MDMA and constantly thinking about the next time it will be used again.
  • A party is no longer fun without MDMA.
  • Work, school, and relationships with friends and family can be neglected.
  • Despite the fact that someone would like to stop and try several times, it is not possible to stop.

Risks MDMA addiction:

  • It increases the risk of brain damage and heart problems
  • A chronically tired and depressed feeling due to a serotonin deficiency
  • The teeth are damaged
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Permanent liver damage
  • Overheating
  • An overdose resulting in death

Talk to the MDMA addict at a well-chosen time, not when he or she has used. Bring up the drug use in a non-accusatory way. Ask how the addict prefers to be supported and make agreements for the future on the basis of this. Express your appreciation for what is going well.

Being close to someone who is addicted to MDMA causes stress. You may feel guilty, angry, or very lonely. It is best to admit that it is no longer possible, that you are at the end of your strength. It is not easy to come to the conclusion that outside help is needed.

Get in touch

Do you want a listening ear and are you curious about what Connection Mental Healthcare can do for you? Please contact us by phone during working days on 021 541 0643.

Scientific research has shown that parts of the brain, such as the reward centre, memory and the neocortex, are involved in the onset and further progression of addiction. Stopping a substance to which you are addicted is therefore not at all easy because your own brain cells are bothering you.

In addition, long-term use of MDMA causes a permanent change: fewer dopamine receptors are produced and powerful memories are created. These changes make a person even more susceptible to addiction. With this knowledge you could call MDMA addiction a (mental) disease.

According to studies, drug use appears to be hereditary. However, it does not necessarily mean that you will also become a user if one of your parents is or was an addict. Environmental conditions can reduce the effect of increased susceptibility.

Addiction can be labelled as a ‘family disease’. An addiction does not only have effects on the addict himself, but also on the environment. That is why Connection also likes to have contact with the client’s social system during treatment. In this way we help family and friends to learn how to deal with the effects.

Family program

Want to know more about our family program? Please contact us by phone during working days on 021 541 0643.

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