MDMA Addiction: When To Seek Treatment For Molly Or Ecstasy Abuse

The first step toward recovery is acknowledging the problem. But MDMA addiction doesn’t always feel like addiction. Many abusers believe they are having occasional fun with the drug, despite it consuming their lives. The information in this article will help you make the distinction before it’s too late.


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What Is MDMA?

The chemical name for MDMA is methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It is commonly referred to as “ecstasy” or “molly.” MDMA produces intense levels of energy like other methamphetamines, but MDMA is a more complex drug in both its makeup and effects.

MDMA is used in nightclubs, or at “raves,” for its hallucinogenic effects. The drug can distort how the user perceives light and sound. Their whole environment can take on a psychedelic appearance. It also increases the user’s sociability, which is why the drug is so popular amongst teenagers and young adults who take part in the nightclub scene.

While MDMA is often interchangeably called ecstasy or molly, the names refer to different forms of the drug. Ecstasy is the tablet form of MDMA while molly is usually a capsule. Additionally, molly is viewed as the more potent form of MDMA. Experts have contested this claim since MDMA is frequently cut with other substances, like lactose, bath salts, or ketamine. It is rare to find pure MDMA in either tablet or capsule form, making this drug particularly dangerous. The user is never certain what combination of drugs they are taking.

Street Names For MDMA

As stated above, the most common names for MDMA are ecstasy and molly, depending on their form. Other names include:

Physical Symptoms And Signs Of Addiction Or Abuse

It is important to note the distinction between signs and symptoms of abuse. A sign is something that another person notices about an addict. A symptom is something the user experiences. Signs of MDMA abuse include:

Symptoms experienced by the MDMA user could include:

Users primarily experience the effects of MDMA in the first three hours after ingestion. However, many will continue to feel its effects for up to seven or eight hours after ingestion. These estimates apply to pure molly or ecstasy; MDMA is frequently cut with other drugs, so the symptoms and their duration can vary greatly.

The Importance Of MDMA Abuse Treatment

Treatment for molly addiction could literally be the difference between life and death.

MDMA is a dangerous substance. On its own, MDMA has been responsible for hyperthermia and even heat stroke due to its volatility as a stimulant. When combined with other drugs, the risk of overdose or other complications grows even higher.

Experts are still studying the addictiveness of MDMA, but we do know that continued use of the drug will alter levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. These neurotransmitters increase impulsiveness and can lead a person to abuse drugs more frequently.

Moreover, MDMA is often cut with other, highly addictive drugs like cocaine and crystal meth. Addiction to these secondary drugs or even overdose may occur unintentionally. Before you or a loved one reach the point of overdose, seek professional help at a molly rehab center.

Our MDMA Treatment Program in Riverside County

Treatment for molly starts with our inpatient program, including detoxification. Our live-in facility provides 24-hour care to help you through the withdrawal process. Symptoms of withdrawal are often depressive in nature, including decreased interest in enjoyable activities, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, or loss of appetite. The withdrawal period for ecstasy varies depending on how frequently and for how long the drug was used. Typically, symptoms will persist for a few weeks or even a few months after use of the drug has stopped.

After detoxification is complete, your personalized recovery plan will consist of professional counseling and other services, including:

Start The Admissions Process Now For Effective MDMA Abuse Treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with MDMA abuse, it’s time to start down the road to recovery with us. Our MDMA treatment center admission staff at our Corona, CA facility are available 24/7 to take your call. Reach out today.


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