ecstasy treatment and rehab

Modified: 22nd Jul 2019

Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Do you suspect one of your loved ones is suffering from an ecstasy addition? There are signs that you should look for to know for sure. Once you do notice them, it’s a matter of hosting an intervention and getting them into a treatment program for help.

It’s a fairly straightforward process when it’s a family member or a friend, but what if it’s you struggling with the addiction?

It takes a lot of strength for you to notice the signs in yourself and put yourself into a rehab center. You may fear the unknown. You may even feel ashamed. 

Here we’re going to go over the signs of ecstasy abuse and your treatment options, so you can see that getting help isn’t so scary after all.

Ecstasy Inpatient 

When you or a loved one go in for treatment for an Ecstacy addiction, your therapy will fit into one of three categories: inpatient care, outpatient care, and sober living.

Inpatient care has a higher success rate and you get 24-hour care from medical professionals. It’s more immersive so you’re able to completely concentrate on your care without day-to-day distractions. 

What is Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is a treatment plan in which you stay at the facility to receive care. You check yourself into this controlled environment where you get around-the-clock support from medical personnel.

Before you go in, though, it’s important that you prepare. 

Due to the fact that you’ll be at the facility for an extended period of time, you need to contact your employer and let them know what’s going on. If you’re a single parent, you’ll need to arrange care for your children. You’ll also need to arrange a ride to the facility, find an emergency contact, and find out what personal items you’re allowed to bring with you. 

Standard Length of Ecstacy Inpatient Treatment 

Your stay at the facility will be anywhere from 28 days to six months depending on your level of need. You’ll first go under a medical detox. Ecstasy is a strong drug so this process is usually difficult. You’ll have a caring staff by your side to encourage you and monitor your vital signs.   

Counselors and therapists will also be on hand to speak with you throughout this process. They’ll evaluate you for any psychological side effects. Every bit of your time in inpatient care will focus on your recovery. 

Ecstacy Outpatient 

Outpatient treatment gives you more freedom but is sometimes a little less successful. You may spend 10-12 hours a week on your treatment but you won’t be a resident of a facility.  

What Is Outpatient Treatment? 

Outpatient treatment is a rehab treatment where you spend a few hours a week in a facility doing activities like group therapy. Its purpose is to educate you about drug abuse and is best for those with a mild ecstasy addiction. 

It’s also suited for addicts who have a job and a strong support system around them. Outpatient services usually cost less than inpatient.

In some outpatient programs, you may go to intensive day treatment. This means you spend your day at the facility getting counseling and treatment but you go home at night.    

Standard Length of Ecstacy Outpatient Treatment 

Despite the fact that it’s not as immersive, it’s still effective. Depending on your level of addiction, it could take more time to complete. This is because you won’t receive treatment around the clock.

You may need to receive outpatient treatment for two months, instead of being at an inpatient facility for one. It all comes down to how much care you need, how addicted you are, and how much work you’re willing to put into your recovery. 

Ecstacy Sober Living 

When you have a support group filled with other people who are also trying to fight Ecstasy abuse, it puts you much closer to recovery. This is the kind of environment a sober living facility will put you in. 

What is Ecstacy Sober Living?

Sober living is an informal process. The treatments take place in a house that’s occupied with other people trying to get over substance abuse. Despite the fact that it’s a little more informal, it’s still a very safe and stable environment. 

They’re usually owned by an organization who sets the ground rules. It’s because of this that the programs will vary. You could be in a house that’s controlled by a house manager or you could be in one where house residents are welcome to give feedback on important decisions. 

What to Expect

The biggest feature of this type of recovery is the support group you’re surrounded by. Like outpatient treatment, you’ll take part in group therapy sessions. You’ll be required to attend in-house meetings, work toward goals that you want to meet after leaving the house, do chores, cook meals, and most importantly, stay sober. 

Often times, you’ll be asked to take a drug test to ensure that you’re staying away from ecstasy while living in the sober living establishment. 

Ongoing Recovery

After completing rehab, it will be time for you to get back to your normal life. But how do you continue to stay sober once you’re back in school or at work? You have a couple of options. 

You should continue seeing a therapist. They can talk to you about your triggers and what started you down the road of ecstasy in the first place. They’ll introduce you to alternative coping methods. 

There are also groups like NA where you can continue talking in a group to other people who’ve gone through the same process as you.

Your Guide to Ecstacy Treatment and Rehab

Ecstasy is a drug that can cause you to hallucinate and also give you tons of energy, but it doesn’t come without its price. It’s highly addictive and can cause more harm than good. If you or someone close to you needs help, don’t be afraid to consult a specialist to begin the healing process. 

Are you ready to begin your journey towards healing from your addiction? Contact us today to talk to one of our specialists. 

Article Reviewed by Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPADr. Keerthy Sunder, MD is an accomplished and internationally recognized expert in the field of addiction. He has earned diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.