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Ecstasy — also referred to as “Molly” or MDMA — produces a powerful high, giving you a sense of euphoria, happiness and love. You will not become physically addicted to ecstasy; however, you will become psychologically addicted to the drug. Since the drug interferes with and shuts down the brain’s naturally pathways to feeling those positive emotions, you will need to continue to use to experience them. When you stop taking ecstasy, you can experience lows as powerful as your highs which can cause immense psychological devastation.

If you use ecstasy, especially for a long time, you should not attempt to detox on your own. In addition to the intense lows you will experience, you will also face serious and in some cases life-threatening health risks. Often other drugs mixed in with ecstasy can make your detox more dangerous, and a relapse during detox could have lethal results as you can easily overdose. Only a medically supervised detox along with an integrated approach to recovery can ensure your physical health and long-term sobriety.


You will experience many negative side effects as a result of short-term ecstasy use which include:

  • nausea
  • muscle cramping
  • facial tension
  • fever, sweating and chills
  • shaking and tremors
  • blurred vision
  • hallucinations
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • faintness


If you have used ecstasy for a long time, you will experience many, increasingly severe negative side effects which include:

Physical Symptoms

  • appetite loss
  • memory loss
  • confusion
  • cognitive impairment
  • fatigue
  • inability to sleep

Psychological Symptoms

  • irritability
  • confusion
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • powerful drug cravings


Your detox from ecstasy will include many harmful and impairing physical and psychological side effects. These include:

  • appetite loss
  • depression
  • confusion
  • anxiety
  • agitation
  • paranoia
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • cognitive impairment
  • memory problems
  • changes in self-perception
  • powerful drug cravings


While you will primarily encounter psychological risks to your health, multiple factors still make detox from ecstasy physically dangerous and even life-threatening. For example, if you took ecstasy along with other drugs, this can complicate your detox plan. Also, since ecstasy often comes combined with other drugs, you may not even realize which drugs you have consumed with it which poses further risks.

With any unsupervised detox, you also face a significant risk of relapse. A relapse not only delays your recovery but often poses its own severe health risks. This proves especially true for ecstasy. If you use ecstasy heavily, for example, stop and then continue to use again, you may overdose since your tolerance will have changed. A relapse during ecstasy detox — if unsupervised — can often lead to death.

For all these reasons, you will need medical supervision to detox from ecstasy successfully. The Serenity Oaks Wellness Center’s well-prepared and highly competent medical staff not only have experience treating ecstasy use along with its complications but also treating individuals with compassionate and supportive care. Our doctors don’t simply want you to beat addiction; they want you to be well.


Multiple factors probably led to your ecstasy abuse and addiction. You may have felt using the drug the first time would help fix or eliminate other problems — or maybe you took the drug on a whim but couldn’t stop using. Addiction does not have a simple or easy solution. If it did, it would not have the deep negative impact it does on society or you, the user. A complex problem requires a complex and multi-faceted solution.

Treating only one component of your addiction will not work on its own. If you treat only your chemical dependency, the reasons you used in the first place will persist. However, if you treat only the onset reasons for using, your chemical dependency will inevitably pull you back to drug use. You must treat both aspects of addiction for success. The Serenity Oaks Wellness Center has created a wellness program designed to do just that — treat both aspects of your addiction.

However, you will need one additional key component to guarantee your success. As you leave drugs behind and learn new skills, you will naturally have lots of questions and uncertainty. To combat this, you will need a supportive environment within which to practice these strategies and build your self-confidence. The Serenity Oaks Wellness Center’s staff has stood behind thousands of former users, helping them get through their hardest times and live successfully on their own, drug-free.

Call The Serenity Oaks Wellness Center today at 844-828-1050 to discuss how our integrated approach to detox from ecstasy can help you achieve lasting sobriety, health and well-being.

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At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we offer residential detox and addiction treatment with a wide range of modalities to address the needs of all our clients. Our high staff-to-client ratio ensures everyone that enters our facility gets the personal attention they need and deserve for a safe and successful detox process. To learn more about our program, contact Serenity Oaks Wellness Center today at 844-720-6847.
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