Best Holistic and Alternative Treatment Methods for Ecstasy Addiction
Ecstasy is the most common name for the stimulant drug substance methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. Some other, different names for Ecstasy include E, XTC, X, Adam, Hug, Beans, Clarity, Lover’s Speed, Love Drug, Club Drug, Rolls, and Molly. This synthetic drug is composed of different chemicals that can vary widely depending upon the manufacturer, which further increases a user’s risk of experiencing overdose and other dangerous side effects. Like other synthetic stimulant drugs in the amphetamine family, Ecstasy is addictive and can rapidly destroy a user’s life—sometimes after just a single hit.
Effects of Ecstasy Use
Ecstasy affects the user’s brain and body, promoting a false sense of happiness and pleasure while also increasing their energy levels. Individuals who have taken Ecstasy often feel that everyone around them is their friend, which can cause them to lay down their guard. Other effects of Ecstasy use include impaired judgment, a false sense of affection, confusion, depression, sleep problems, severe anxiety, paranoia, drug cravings, muscle tension, faintness, chills, swelling, involuntary teeth clenching, and blurred vision. Where an individual continues to take Ecstasy, they may experience long-lasting brain damage that affects their thought and memory processes as well as their abilities to learn, sleep or experience healthy emotions, degenerated nerve branches and nerve endings, kidney failure, hemorrhaging, psychosis, cardiovascular collapse, convulsions, and in extreme cases, death. Fortunately, there are ways for an individual to fully recover from Ecstasy addiction, without the use of drug medications.
Holistic and Alternative Treatments
Fully recovering from Ecstasy addiction requires that one address and resolve all of the physical, emotional, and mental causes and effects of Ecstasy use. This means that in addition to withdrawing from Ecstasy use and restoring one’s physical health, an individual must also address the reasons why they turned to Ecstasy in the first place and learn the tools necessary to prevent a return to this, or any other drug, in the future. It is highly recommended that an individual receives medical supervision while withdrawing from Ecstasy and professional treatment support while recovering, as they will need this support and encouragement throughout these processes. That said, they can seek out holistic and alternative treatments that truly help them to restore a healthy, functioning body.
Some of the best holistic and alternative treatment methods for Ecstasy addiction include:
- Naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic doctors can help an individual restore the normal functioning of their body after it has been damaged by Ecstasy use. They may do various blood screening and other tests to determine if the individual is suffering from thyroid, liver, kidney or adrenal problems and then work with natural supplements in order to repair these problems. A naturopathic doctor may also want to determine whether the body’s natural ability to detox needs to be strengthened in order to help rid the system of residual drug toxins.
- Saunas and sweating. Sweat is one of the body’s most efficient ways to remove toxic elements, so it can be very useful to an individual who is seeking to recover from Ecstasy addiction. However, this method of treatment should always be supervised by a medical professional or addiction treatment specialist so as to ensure a safe detoxification that is as comfortable as possible. Saunas are inappropriate treatment methods for individuals who have heart conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, intolerance to heat, are pregnant or have other health conditions that make exposure to this type of high heat inadvisable.
- Good nutrition. The power of good, healthy whole foods cannot be understated when it comes to restoring the health of a body following Ecstasy addiction.
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