Ecstasy is a stimulant drug that has hallucinogenic properties. Ecstasy is also known as “Molly” and “MDMA” and produces a high by dumping large amounts of two neurotransmitters, Serotonin and Norepinephrine, which are associated with pleasure. Ecstasy is often taken at clubs or parties and produces a high characterized by strong feelings of energy and happiness as well as a sense of being emotionally open and/or experiencing heightened senses. However, Teen Ecstasy Abuse has a number of serious risks. While the high of pleasure and emotional connectedness are some of the sought-after effects of ecstasy, one of the risks of the drug is that it’s synthetic and therefore, ingredients are not consistent. Therefore, teens are at risk of unpredictable effects, because of other ingredients which manufacturers add to the substance.
Secondly, because ecstasy acts directly on the brain, it can disrupt the brains’ normal functioning, especially with regard to the neurotransmitter system. In fact, often following an ecstasy high, teens’ neurotransmitters will crash significantly, which will cause an extreme low mood or in some cases, anxiety and depression. This low mood can last up to several weeks and be especially problematic if teens are already experiencing mood struggles, such as Teen Anxiety or Teen Depression. Furthermore, after repetitive or prolonged use, Teen Ecstasy Abuse can lead to increasing disruption of teens’ neurotransmitter system and healthy brain function and development, including possibly lasting long-term effects.
Some of the additional negative effects that can be caused by Teen Ecstasy Abuse include: muscle tension, dehydration, nausea, increased heart rate and blood pressure, distorted senses, memory loss, and brain damage. Lastly, another serious risk of Teen Ecstasy Abuse can also sometimes lead to risky behavior, especially related to sexual activities.
Paradigm Treatment Centers Teen Ecstasy Addiction Treatment:
At Paradigm Treatment Centers, we provide residential Teen Ecstasy Addiction Treatment from a holistic approach. At Paradigm Treatment Centers, we design each Teen Ecstasy Addiction Treatment plan individually, according to the teen’s unique needs, circumstances, interests, and goals. In this sense, while the primary and immediate focus is to support teens to successfully recover from ecstasy abuse and sustain sobriety, we also want to help teens to address and process their drug use at the deepest possible mental and emotional levels. We believe that this kind of deeper introspective processing is essential to teens’ lasting recovery and furthermore, their growth and development as individuals. In order to do this, as part of our Teen Ecstasy Abuse Treatment programs, all teens receive one-on-one therapy sessions every day, while in treatment. Furthermore, they also take part in numerous other therapeutic groups and programs, designed to support their success and growth in all different areas of their lives. For instance, just a few of the programs and services we offer include: academic support services, nutritional counseling, family therapy groups, social health programs, and more.