Soon, prescription MDMA and therapeutic treatment using MDMA will be legal. MDMA is also known as ecstasy, a drug which finds most use in clubs, raves, and music festivals.
Side Effects Of Recreational MDMA Use
Because ecstasy bought on the street is unpredictable as to its ingredients, it is also unpredictable as to its side effects. Additionally, each person’s individual health, mental state, and activities during MDMA use will have an influence on the side effects. For example, whether or not someone is drinking or doing other drugs in conjunction with the ecstasy. Many people combine MDMA with alcohol, cocaine, or LSD. Commonly, some side effects include:
- Disruption of mood
- Memory loss
- Confusion, mental fog
- Rewired memories
Many have reported that the associations they create between use of MDMA and their activities during that time never feel as good again. Warnings against having sex on MDMA are some of the first regarding the drug as it is widely agreed upon that engaging in sexual intercourse never feels the same again. Potentially with each dose of recreational MDMA, one can experience depression, anxiety, and panic, as well as suffer seizure, dehydration, and more.
Why Prescription MDMA Will Be Different
Under the strict rule of the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, prescription strength and prescription grade MDMA will look nothing like that which is found on the street. Patients will know what isin their drugs and where it comes from. More importantly, the source of the drug, as well as the setting in which it will be used, will be under professional watch. Rather than be out at a party with friends, patients will be in a clinical setting with a medical doctor or psychological professional. In addition, the external environment will be controlled, with all the stimulus carefully considered and evaluated for each patient.
MDMA will be an addition to traditional psychotherapy. Therapists and their clients tend to have goals set from the very beginning both specific and vague. Whether that goal is “I want to feel better” or “find out why I have a terse relationship with my mother”, MDMA is a methodology for treatment. Currently, it is being primarily tested in the treatment of PTSD.
If you or a loved one are suffering from long term effects of MDMA or might be struggling with an addiction to club drugs, call Avalon By The Sea today. Our beautiful estate provides residential treatment and detox for club drug addiction as well as primary care for co-occurring mental health disorders. For a confidential assessment and more information on our programs, call 1 (888) 958-7511 today.