Why Does Media Feature Stories of Ecstasy Related Deaths?
The Harvard study mentioned above was led by Professor John Halpern. He drew some important conclusions regarding former safety studies and his own research. The Harvard study excluded users or non-users who used any other drugs or alcohol at all. Previous studies did not exclude other drug use and so highlighted problems triggered by other factors, such as use of other drugs or drink, dehydration, overhydration or sleep deprivation.
It should be stressed that it was difficult for the Harvard study to even find a test or control group that fitted their strict criteria. Most club goers combine their drink and drugs, overlook dehydration risks and ignore the body’s cries for sleep. Dehydration and sleep deprivation have both been linked to health problems on their own. Combined with drug cocktails, some individuals’ bodies simply pack in and shut down permanently.
Ecstasy & MDMA Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms
Ecstasy and MDMA withdrawal symptoms have not been extensively documented. The three main factors to consider are: frequency of use, duration of use, and ecstasy dosage levels. These three factors will have a very real affect on a user’s withdrawal symptoms and severity. Everyday or frequent users will have a worse time than recreational users.
Typical long-term ecstasy use withdrawal symptoms include:
- appetite loss
- memory loss
- loss of concentration and focus
- potential psychosis
Clients who attend Galdstones ecstasy rehab programme begin with a medically supervised residential drug detox in our clinic.
How Long do Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms Last?
The length and duration of the ecstasy withdrawal phase is dependent on individual circumstances. Dosage, frequency and duration combined with personal factors all play a part. Psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms will recede at different rates. Expect an average timeline of approximately 90 days for full detox and recovery. Physical addiction will have long gone by then, but users need to allow time for the brain’s Serotonin producing chemistry to reboot without MDMA. Psychologically, users will have to learn to adapt to social interactions without the ecstasy crutch smoothing their passage.
The Primary Treatment phase of our ecstasy rehab programme teaches the client how to move forward after detox. For this to take place, the client must be fully detoxed and remain clean for the duration of the programme.
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