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Help with Ecstasy Abuse

If you or a loved one needs help with Ecstasy abuse it often means enrolling in a drug rehab program. Entering and completing a drug treatment program is a multi-step, long term process that address not only the addict's drug abuse problem but helps to ensure that they do not return to drug use when they return home. The key steps of a drug rehabilitation program aid the addict through their withdrawal process, educate them on Ecstasy abuse and drug addiction, provide counseling and therapy and assist them through their recovery and rehabilitation process. The main goal of completing a drug rehab is to return the Ecstasy abuser to the person they once were before drugs took over their life and caused them to spiral down and out of control. A graduate from a successful program will be able to stand on their own two feet and face the world as a healthy, happy, drug-free person.

Help with Ecstasy abuse often takes these steps:

  • Acknowledging one's problem with Ecstasy.
  • Choosing to take action so that your problem with Ecstasy does not escalate.
  • Enroll in a drug rehab program to aid you in achieving lasting abstinence.
  • Going through the drug withdrawal process to rid your body of Ecstasy and the accumulated toxins created by your drug abuse.
  • Learning about Ecstasy abuse and how it changes you.
  • Receive counseling and/or therapy to address the personal issues that drove you to abuse Ecstasy.
  • Have a clear picture of what you will do if offered drugs, are around drugs or feel like taking drugs. Knowing what you want to say and how you want to react if in a precarious situation is an effective technique in warding off drug relapse.
  • Create a plan for your life that doesn't involve drugs and keeps you on the right track to maintaining your sobriety once you leave treatment.
  • Complete the drug rehab program and surround yourself with a support system.

The withdrawal process for Ecstasy abuse is not as intensive as other drugs but does require that the drug user work closely with the rehab staff. Today, most drug users abuse more than one substance so it is of the utmost importance that the person in recovery be as open and honest about what drugs are in their system. This will help the staff determine the best course of action regarding the person's withdrawal process. Going through this process either in a treatment facility or detox center will ensure that they are medically stable at all times and made as comfortable as possible during their withdrawal process.

Once the withdrawal portion of the program has been completed the person in recovery is ready to begin the next phase of treatment. A large amount of the work done when providing help with Ecstasy abuse is teaching the drug user about their drug abuse problem and addressing the personal reasons why they began to abuse Ecstasy. This portion of the treatment program is often achieved through individual and/or group counseling. With the help of the rehab staff the person in recovery will be able to explore why they chose to use and abuse Ecstasy. They will also take a close look at the problems they were avoiding through drug abuse and the problems that have been created by their Ecstasy abuse.

While this portion of the rehab program can be difficult due to the self-reflection, it is vital in addressing the underlying issues and preventing them from resurfacing once the person completes treatment. Through working with counselors and staff at the rehab program the person will learn new ways of handling stress that do not involve drug abuse. They will take the tools they learn in treatment and apply them to their daily life to avoid relapse, make better choices and stay focused on maintaining their sobriety.

When looking for help with Ecstasy abuse there are several types of treatment you can choose. Here are some of the more common forms of drug abuse rehabilitation:
Inpatient: This is where the person in recovery lives at the drug treatment program around the clock.
Outpatient: This type of treatment is less intensive than inpatient and the recovering person attends group sessions or meetings during the day and returns to their residence at night.
Residential: Treatment that is considered residential is conducted in an environment that feels more like a home and less like a sterile hospital or medical setting.
Short-term: This means that the treatment program is short in duration, often 30 days or less.
Long-term: This means that the client is part of the program for an extended period of time, often 90 days or longer.
Medically Assisted: This refers to the presence of medical professionals and medication aiding in the recovery process.

Facts

  • Research indicates that ten percent of Black women, as compared with 23 percent of White women, said that consuming more than one or two alcoholic beverages at a bar with friends is acceptable.
  • In a recent study, the percentage of persons with inhalant dependence reporting clinically significant inhalant withdrawal symptoms was almost equal to the percentage of persons with cocaine dependence reporting clinically significant cocaine withdrawal symptoms.
  • Opana withdrawal can induce both physical and psychological symptoms, all of which can be extremely unpleasant and are usually experienced shortly before the time of the next scheduled dose, but they can occur as early as four to six hours after the last administration of the drug.
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