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Effective and Affordable Treatment for Ecstasy Addiction in Thailand

Effective Treatment for Ecstasy Addiction

There are many different types of rehabilitation options that a recovering patient may consider integrating into their recovery plan after leaving treatment, such as recreation therapy, anger management, medication management, biofeedback, relapse prevention instruction and more. Family members can be an important support network for the recovering addict during and after rehab. It has been proven that family involvement in recovery programs increases long-term addiction success rates.

Our three-day family addiction treatment programme is designed to equip concerned family members with the skills necessary to help their loved overcome their addiction problems. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for ecstasy addiction treatment. Treatment will depend largely on the individual’s needs by considering their age, severity of addiction, underlying reasons for drug use (e.g., mental health issues), etc. The optimal treatment for ecstasy addiction may consist of a unique combination of the above principle treatments. The length of rehab and therapy for ecstasy addiction may also vary from eight to twelve weeks depending on the individual’s needs – but it ultimately depends on what works best for them.

Is a Medically Supervised Detox Required for Ecstasy Addiction Treatment?

Given the addictive nature of the drug ecstasy, when individuals want to cease using altogether, they will often experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be intense and could require medically supervised detox. Going through a detox should involve checking into a medical facility and undergoing the process under medical supervision. A doctor will closely monitor you to make sure that you’re not severely distressed, and they’ll work with you in managing cravings. It may take some time for your norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin receptors return back to normal functioning at a natural pace. So, this requires patience and good amount of support through this difficult time.

Why Choose The Cabin Rehab For Your Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

The Cabin is an internationally-renowned and ultra-modern addiction treatment center that specialises is helping people overcome their addiction and to build a life in recovery.

Our skilled team has decades of combined experience in treating ecstasy addiction and a wide range of other substance abuse disorders. Since our inception, we’ve helped over 5000 individuals find a life in recovery by using Western-trained addiction counsellors and established, proven techniques that have yielded consistent results for clients. 

Our knowledge in treating ecstasy addiction transcends genders, ethnicities, or socio economic backgrounds. We’re a luxury residential rehab facility that has achieved a proven track record and a high completion rate. Some of those counsellors are in recovery themselves and so can provide inspiration and guidance to our clients as well as tried and tested advice on how to live a sober life once they leave treatment.

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Why Inpatient Treatment for Ecstacsy Addiction?

Inpatient therapy can help with both minor and severe addictions. Inpatient treatment facilities for ecstasy can provide many benefits, including:

  • 24-hour Care: Going through the process of ecstasy addiction recovery can be quite difficult. Some describe it as an emotional rollercoaster, given the nature of the drug ecstasy and how it affects the brain. The Cabin provides a constant availability of counsellors and support workers – as well as a highly trained nursing staff. The client will find it easier to get their mind off the drug. 
  • Therapy without stress: Everything will be planned for during your stay with us. All you need to do is focus on recovering from your illness! 
  • Our inpatient treatment therapists pride themselves on employing a holistic approach to addiction, taking into account all aspects of your health. You have access to physical fitness exercises, group support, even drama therapy – to name a few. 
  • A safe and secure environment: Many people like to move away from their old hangouts and social circles to concentrate solely on their recoveries. This ‘change of environment’ has proven to be very effective in helping clients begin their new life.

What is the Cost for a Residential Rehab for Ecstasy Addiction?

The average cost of a luxury treatment programme in the US or Australia ranges from  US$25,000 to US$80,000. 

The cost for a 28-day programme at The Cabin is typically US$14,900 and includes amenities and services that are hard to beat. We start with our world-class therapeutic programme and add our highly-trained medical staff that will oversee your medical detox – all  within a luxurious setting. 

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We also include gym access with personal training, yoga sessions, massage therapy, trauma release exercises (TRE), reiki treatments, art therapy, and muay thai training. These combined services alone would cost exponentially more in the West. 

In addition to all this, we at The Cabin continue to ensure our programmes remain cost-effective for you. Your intake counselor will take the time to understand your needs, goals and concerns before recommending course of action that’s best for you.

What’s Covered by Insurance for Ecstasy Addiction Treatment?

Ecstacy addiction treatment services that can be covered by insurance may include: treatment medication, drug testing, anti-craving medication and in some cases inpatient addiction treatment. Depending on your policy, other addiction services that  may be covered include addiction evaluations, family sessions, clinical visits and more. 

While it’s true that insurance policies can cover many addiction-related services – it’s still important to be prepared for any out-of-pocket costs. Be sure to consult your insurer about the types of treatment they cover, how much they allow in spending per year, and who is on the list of medical specialists in your network.

What Happens After Addiction Treatment?

Once a patient completes their Ecstasy addiction treatment here with us, they will be strongly encouraged to follow their personal Relapse Prevention Plan. 

To support our clients to see this through, we invite all graduates to join our Aftercare Programme. Recovery doesn’t end when clients complete our inpatient programme, and so a post-treatment plan remains a vital part of any successful recovery. We offer face-to-face communication with counsellors through our Intensive Outpatient centres, as well as online support meetings that are available for clients long after residential treatment is completed.

Ecstasy addiction, like any other addiction, is a chronic illness that worsens over time. The longer you wait to get treatment, the worse it tends to become. If you or someone you love is suffering from ecstasy addiction, please call The Cabin today! We offer free assessment appointments with our team of rehabilitation experts who will work closely with you to get your life back on track.

Some Information About Ecstasy Addiction

Most ecstasy users report a feeling of relaxation and pleasant feeling with the drug. These feelings and sensations can even be felt within a few minutes, but are commonly felt within an hour. The substance affects the brain’s neurotransmitters, mainly serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin regulates appetite, pain, sleep, sex drive and mood. When Methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA) is ingested, high levels of serotonin are released, creating a strong sense of euphoria. The pleasant feelings that this drug produces are perhaps the most addictive force. Some individuals not only use MDMA for the pleasant feelings they produce, but abuse the drug for its weight loss effects.

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A user’s appetite tends to decrease during and after using the drug. Regular ecstasy users will often experience a harsh come-down. They may experience ecstasy withdrawal symptoms that drain their serotonin levels. Hence, they may feel irritable, anxious, tired, or depressed. The lack of serotonin being produced by the body can cause them to grow dependent on the drug.

People can often tell themselves that they can only feel a sense of happiness and ease when they take the drug again. Ecstasy is a Schedule I synthetic, psychoactive drug. It possesses stimulant properties as well as hallucinogenic effects (in higher doses). In most cases, ecstasy comprises chemical variations of the stimulant methamphetamine or amphetamine.

Ecstasy is identified via many street names, including XTC, XE, X, Snowball, Pingers, Eckies, Scooby Snacks, Roll, Lover’s Speed, Love Pill, Love Drug, Hug Drug, E, California Sunrise, Cadillac, Adam, Caps and more. Ecstasy is referred to as a recreational drug quite extensively in pop culture, and has been the subject of many cult-classic films. It became illegal in United States in 1985. However, the drug is still taken at raves, nightclubs, music festivals and house parties.

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Additionally, it is still one of the most common illegal drugs sold on the streets. A 2020 report showed that nearly three million people in the United States used ecstasy. Ecstasy is usually consumed in pill form, but there are users out there who inject ecstasy. The liquid form of ecstasy actually contains GHB which is a nervous system depressant and a substance found in degreasing, floor stripper and drain cleaner solvents. When an individual ingests ecstasy, the drug forces the brain to generate unnatural amounts of brain chemicals. The three main chemicals are:

  • Norepinephrine: A surplus of norepinephrine increases your blood pressure and heart rate. These two effects will happen at the same time in ecstasy.
  • Dopamine: Dopamine plays a huge role in the motivational aspect of reward-motivated behaviour. When ecstasy is taken, it floods the brain with dopamine, thus producing a sense of euphoria and excitement.
  • Serotonin: The increased production of serotonin heightens the user’s feelings of empathy and intimacy.

The Effects of Ecstasy

The negative effects of ecstasy depend on the contents and purity of the dose. If the ecstasy is pure, it should contain only MDMA. If ecstasy is taken in a positive environment that encourages a positive mindset, the user can experience extreme euphoria and feel that the world is perfect. 

Another effect is enhanced bodily sensations and sensitivity to touch, making hugging a pleasurable experience. Most users also experience enhanced empathy and gain the ability to start and maintain deeper conversations with other people. After a few hours, several other side effects can set in:

  • Feeling extremely hot or cold
  • Increased anxiety
  • Impaired balance
  • Constant thirst (which can result in hyponatremia)
  • Lack of appetite
  • Heavy legs
  • Uncontrolled teeth grinding and jaw clenching

One of the main problems with ecstasy pills is that they often contain other drugs designed to emulate the effects of MDMA. That’s why users are taking on more risk when they buy it from a street dealer. If a pill contains unsafe substances, they can interfere with the body’s ability to process the drug. It takes just one instance for someone to take the drug multiple times in a night to overdose. When combined with simultaneous intense physical activity such as dancing, dehydration and fatigue, then more of the dangerous side-effects can emerge. Unfortunately, death can occur from people taking pills thinking they are pure MDMA.

What are the Consequences of Taking Ecstasy Long-Term?

If taken on a regular basis, and over a longer period of time, the ecstasy user can experience worse come-downs each time. This can lead to long-term health effects like depression and brain damage, as well as dependency, anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, or confusion.

For individuals with a history of certain conditions such as psychiatric disorders, panic attacks, and seizures; the negative effects of ecstasy can increase. It’s possible for the drug to become toxic after one dose for these individuals.

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