Mixing ecstasy with other drugs is dangerous. The effects of mixing ecstasy and MDMA and alcohol can be fatal – mixing ecstasy with alcohol or drugs can lead to heart attacks and strokes. If you are addicted to ecstasy, alcohol or the combination of the two, help is available. Consider calling 800-861-9454 or filling out a quick contact form to find out what type of help is right for you.
Are You Addicted to Ecstasy and MDMA and Alcohol?
Ecstasy is the street name for MDMA, a drug that makes users feel happy and comfortable for about six hours. This drug is popular with people who go to dance clubs or other venues where drug use is the norm and where people often meet and get intimate with total strangers. Some people get addicted to ecstasy because they want the positive feelings associated with the drug use and because they feel irritable or depressed when they come down from their high. Not everybody who uses ecstasy socially gets addicted to it; however, you may have a problem if you exhibit any of the following symptoms:
- You can’t go to a social event without taking ecstasy. Ecstasy helps people feel more comfortable and makes it easier for them to be social. If you depend on the drug to enhance your social skills, you might become addicted to it.
- You drink while on ecstasy. Drinking and ecstasy are a dangerous, often deadly combination. Ecstasy raises your blood pressure and heart rate whenever you take it. If you take it in combination with alcohol, it makes the drug even more potent so that your heart rate and blood pressure may rise to fatal levels. You may have a heart attack or stroke as a result of taking ecstasy with alcohol. However, if you can’t avoid alcohol while on ecstasy or you crave the high that results from taking these two drugs together, you may be addicted to ecstasy and/or alcohol.
- You spend a lot of time between uses thinking about using the drug or replicating your high. Ecstasy users become addicted to the way they feel when they use the drug, but if they use it too frequently they may build a tolerance to it and not be able to replicate the high they first felt. If you keep trying to reach that high but failing and spend the majority of your time thinking about getting more of the drug and trying to replicate those positive feelings, you probably have a drug problem.
Treatment for Addiction to Ecstasy and MDMA and Alcohol
Since ecstasy is not physically addicting, users can attend either an inpatient rehabilitation program or an outpatient program to help them stop using ecstasy and alcohol. Inpatient programs require users to live at the rehabilitation center for a period of time. Some inpatient programs are lockdown programs, meaning users can’t leave the rehabilitation center until the end of the program and can’t see visitors.“Some inpatient programs are lockdown programs, meaning users can’t leave the rehabilitation center until the end of the program and can’t see visitors.” While at the rehab center, addicts often receive individual and group counseling to help them stay sober and solve the problems that motivated them to begin using ecstasy and/or alcohol. Family members may also get counseling to help them understand what their loved one is going through, how best to help them and how to resolve relationship problems stemming from the addictive behavior.
Some ecstasy users prefer to get treatment on an outpatient basis. This allows them to continue working or living with their families while going through therapy or other treatments for ecstasy abuse. Some users start off going to an inpatient program and then switch to an outpatient program after making suitable progress towards sobriety.
Regardless of your lifestyle and needs, you can get help recovering from the effects of mixing ecstasy and MDMA and alcohol. Call 800-861-9454 or fill out a quick contact form. Addiction to this combination of drugs can be fatal, but with the assistance you need, you can defeat addiction and live a healthy life.