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Ecstasy is a psychoactive, stimulant drug which replicates some of the effects of amphetamines. It can be found in both pill or powder form, and is generally snorted or swallowed. Ecstasy is usually taken as a party drug, due to its effects of decreasing inhibitions, and producing feelings of euphoria, energy, and warmth towards others.
Health Risks of Taking Ecstasy
Taking ecstasy can be risky as the formula of the pill is rarely known and it could contain toxic substances. Another danger while taking the pill is becoming dehydrated, although drinking too much water can cause swelling of the brain.
Chronic ecstasy abuse disrupts the chemical balance in the brain, and induces psychological symptoms such as paranoia, depression, and aggression. Long-term users are also more likely to suffer from memory impairment, as well as experience problems with their kidneys, liver and heart.
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Ecstasy Addiction Treatment
Ecstasy users can develop both a tolerance to, and a psychological dependence on ecstasy. If you think that your ecstasy use is impacting negatively on your life but are unable to stop using it, then you need to seek help. Our treatment programme at Smarmore Castle aims to help the user achieve long-term abstinence from drugs.
Symptoms of ecstasy withdrawal can include anxiety, cravings, depression and irritability.
Being free from drugs and alcohol gives patients the clarity they need to refocus on their desired path through life. It is an essential part of our therapy programme at Smarmore Castle. Patients will find it easier to achieve abstinence in a new environment. In our facility, they will be distant from contacts who may encourage drug use, as well as other triggers to their drug taking habits.
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Residential Rehab Treatment for Ecstasy and Drug Addiction
Our high quality residential rehab programme is tailored to each individual based on their pattern of drug use and current circumstances. They are helped to achieve long-lasting sobriety through an intensive programme of specialised addictive therapies including individual therapy, group therapy, CBT, trauma therapy, grief therapy. In addition to psychological health, we value spiritual well-being, which is why we take a holistic approach to care. We offer complementary therapies including equine therapy, drumming therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our programme of exercise and healthy meals improves the physical condition of the patient and gives them the energy they need to beat addiction.
When the patient is ready to leave treatment, we equip them with a two year continuing care plan which guides their recovery process during this time. We encourage them to engage with peer support groups on re-entering their daily life, in order to consolidate their recovery in a normal environment.
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Having Problems Quitting Ecstasy? Contact Us For Help
If you, or a family member, friend, or colleague is suffering from ecstasy addiction, please contact us for help. Our team is available via a phoneline to discuss treatment options with you, and answer any enquiries you may have.
Studies of patient outcomes have shown that our residential rehab is a very effective form of treatment for drug addiction. The majority of patients report long-lasting sobriety from drugs after completing our treatment programme.
- How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance
For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More
- My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?
You can’t force someone to go to rehab. At the end of the day, it needs to be their decision because they are the ones that need to be open to turning their lives around. There are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter treatment, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the addict. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.
- Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?
- How Long Is the Treatment Programme?
Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.
- Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?
All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.
- Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?
Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.
- How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?
Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport, please speak to our advisors if you require collection from an airport.
We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.